Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Featured Fly - Taramite 2.0

Well I was very excited to get my new hellgrammite pattern up on the blog, but after the past couple weeks, I have tied over 40 for guide trips, and I have made some minor changes to the pattern. I wanted to share it with all of you. Check it out.

Hook: TMC 5262 sz. 4
Thread: UNI Thread 6/0 - Black
Eyes: Lead Eyes - Black or Lead
Body: ETO Crittermite Bodies - Black, Olive, Brown
Under Body 1: Ice Dub - Color of Choice
Under Body 2: EP Tarantula .5" Brushes - Color of Choice
Legs: Round Rubber Legs - Black or Brown
Head: ETO Game Changer Tails - Color to Match Body

Step 1: Slide the crittermite body over the hook, then make a short thread base.

Step 2: This is a new step from the first edition, Tie in the game changer tail, about half the length of the tail.

Step 3: Leaving a short space between the hook eye and the lead eyes, tie in the eyes 

Step 4: Tie in the rubber legs to form the pinchers. 

Step 5: Tie in the Hairy Legs.

Step 6: This is a new step from the last one, Dub the body with Ice Dub, figure 8 over the eyes and bring the thread back to the point shown in the picture.

Step 7: Tie in rubber legs on each side.

Step 8: Make only three wraps of the hairy leg brush. Finish the last wrap in front of the eyes.

Step 9: Should look like this from the top, tie down and cut off extra. 

Step 10: Pull the tail forward, and tie off in front of the eyes. 

Step 11: Cut off the little tab, whip finish and cut off. 

Step 12: Using super glue, add a few drops to the head. I also place a drop on my thread to help secure the fly. 

Step 13: Fold the tail over, hold down for about 3 seconds, this will form the head and finish the fly.


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