Friday, November 28, 2014

Featured Fly - Poison Tung

This is not one of my creations, in fact it has been around for a very long time, and is many tailwater fisher's favorite winter midge. It is a very simple fly with many different color combinations, with the most popular color combo being, silver and blue. I will be showing you how to tie this fly in my personal favorite color combo, purple and blue. I was going to do a steelhead fly this go around, however I have been fishing the Tully a lot lately, and I have midges on the brain. Look for another steelhead fly to come next, but for now, enjoy this awesome little midge.

Hook: TMC 2457 sz. 18 - 22
Thread: UNI Thread 8/0 - Purple 
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Black
Rib: Ultra Wire - Small - Blue 
Collar: Ice Dub - UV Purple

Step 1: Make a small thread base behind the bead.

Step 2: Tie in the ultra wire behind the bead, and continue your thread base to the bend of the hook.

Step 3: Tightly wrap the thread forward, finishing the body.

Step 4: Wrap the ultra wire forward, forming an even rib.

Step 5: Make a collar of ice dub right behind the bead. Whip Finish and cut thread away.

Finished Fly:

The Purple Variation
The Original Color Combo

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