Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Synthetic Baitfish

This pattern is one of my favorites and I use it a lot. It's a great pattern because it looks great in the water, its easy to tie, and it's very easy and quick to tie. Dozens of fish can be caught on a single fly before it gets a little beat up.

Materials: Steve Farrah's flash blend, Flashabou angle hair, hot melt glue, holographic eyes.

Tools: Vise, bobbin, scissors, glue gun, whip finish tool.

Step 1: Tie in flashabou

Step 2: Fold tag end of flashabou over and tie down.

Step 3: Tie in flash blend in the middle of the material.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 but on the underside of the hook shank.

Step 5: Fold tag ends of flash blend over and tie down.

Step 6: Apply hot melt glue to either side of the flash blend.

Step 7: Trim excess hot melt glue.

Step 8: Tie in angle hair or darker color synthetic.

Step 8: Tie in dubbing to the underside of the hook shank.

Step 9: Whip finish, clip thread, and repeat Steps 6 & 7.

Step 10: Glue on eyes and apply hot melt glue to form a head.
Close up of the head.

Finished flies.

Finished fly

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