X-Mas flies

Used some quiet hours for some tying of nymphs for my fishing in the next year.

Materials:

  • Maruto C47 BL #14
  • Small tungsten beads in copper and black nickel
  • Coq de Leon for the tails
  • Copper wire and mono for the ribbing
  • Pheasant for the abdomen
  • Peacock dubbing brown for the thorax
  • Pheasant for the wing case
  • Partridge for the legs
  • Bug Bond Lite to secure the wing case and the thread

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Sedge Pupa Step By Step Tutorial

I posted this pattern some weeks ago on my blog and on Facebook and I was asked, if I could do a step by step tutorial about it. So, here it is. I hope you like it as much as I do.

 

Materials:

  • Hook: Maruto C47 BL # 12
  • Weight: Tungsten Bead Black Nickel
  • Thread: Dyneema
  • Body: Thread-Underbody, olive marker pen,  Flashabou, Polish Quills green
  • Resin: Bug Bond Lite
  • Dubbing: SLF light olive and cinnamon
  • Wings: Flashabou Mirage colored with a brown marker pen
  • Wing Case: Pheasant
  • Legs: Partridge

Put the hook with the tungsten bead in the vise.

 

Form the unterbody with your thread and tie in the Flashabou and Polish Quill.

 

Color the underbody with an olive marker pen and wind the Flashabou and then the Polish Quill around the body and secure it with your tying thread.

 

Put some Bug Bond Lite on the body and cure the resin with your Bug Bond torch. Then, tie in some strands from a pheasant tail feather as shown.

 

Dub some SLF light olive on the fly and tie in the brown colored Flashabou Mirage. Cut the Mirage like shown on the photo.

 

Dub the rest with SLF in cinnamon till you reach the tungsten bead.

 

Cut a “V” out of  a partridge feather and tie in the fibres of the partridge as legs. Then fold the pheasant strands to the front to create the wing case and catch it with your tying thread. Put a drop of Bug Bond Lite on the wing case incl. the thread with which you catch the pheasant. Cure the Bug Bond Lite with your Bug Bond torch and cut the thread. You’re done! The Bug Bond Lite makes it super strong! You don’t need to do whip finish!

 

That’s it! Now grab your fly rod and catch some nice trout or grayling or whatever you like to catch with nymphs and pupas!

tight lines!

Holger

Hangover Fly – The First Fly Of 2014

01.01.2014

The first fly of the year, the Hangover Fly. A nymph # 14 with a tungsten Bead.

The last fly of 2013

This Caddis Pupa, tied on a Daiichi Klinkhamer hook # 14 was the last fly I tied in 2013.