Friday, October 24, 2014

Featured Fly - Steelhead Lip Ring

I have to say, this is not my personal fly creation, this one was found pages and pages deep into the internet. I saw a picture of it while looking for new Tube flies, pulled the vice out and started tying right way. This is a perfect combination of flash, and movement, I do not have any pictures with it hanging from a fishes lip, but I am hoping to very soon.

Hook: TMC 2303 or 200R
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Beads - Black 
Tails: Goose Biots - Black 
Body: Mirage Tinsel 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Black
Thorax: Ice Dub - Brown Olive 
Wing Cases: Goose Biots - Black 
Collar: Partridge - Natural or Black 

Step 1: Make a thread base, stopping at the bend of the hook

Step 2: Make a small dubbing ball, where you stopped your base. This helps spread the biots.

Step 3: Tie in the biots.

Step 4: Wrap the thread forward, I like to tie the rest of the biots forward, this helps keep the fly tapered.

Step 5: Tie in the tinsel and ultra wire.

Step 6: Wrap the tinsel forward, tying it off about half way up the shank.

Step 7: Wrap the wire forward, making a nice rib and securing the tinsel down.

Step 8: Make a small dubbing ball.

Step 9: Tie in two more biots, these will be your wing cases of sorts.

Step 10: Make another dubbing ball in front of the biots.

Step 11: Tie in two more biots.

Step 12: Tie in the soft hackle.

Step 13: Fill the rest of the thorax with dubbing.

Step 14: Wrap the partridge feather forward.

Step 15: Once the feather is tied off and trimmed, make a small collar of ice dub. Whip Finish and cut off.

Finished Fly 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck to you and Bobby. Hopefully there will be a pic of this pinned in the mouth of a steelhead or salmon.