Materials: Schapplen, flash, flat braid, hot melt glue, tube fly tube, 30 lb. bite wire, Steve Farrar's flash blend, mirage flash, yak hair, spinner bait spoons, eyes, tube fly head, holographic eyes, super glue.
Tools: Vise, scissors, bobbin, wire cutters, hot glue gun, whip finish tool.
|Step 1: Tie in flash off the back of the rear hook.|
|Step 2: Tie in a piece of flat braid.|
|Step 3: Wrap the flat braid up to 1/4" behind the eye of the hook.|
|Step 4: Tie in 4-6 schapplen feathers 1/4" behind the hook eye. Whip |
finish and apply head cement.
|Step 5: Attach bite wire as you would a stinger hook. Slide a tube|
fly tube onto the wire.
|Step 6: Tie down the bite wire on the hook shank of the front hook.|
|Step 7: Fold the wire over and make sure the thread wraps are secure.|
|Step 8: Tie in Steve Farrah's flash bend down at the midpoint of |
|Step 9: Repeat step 8 but on the bottom of the hook shank.|
|Step 10: Fold front half over on the top and bottom and tie in|
a piece of flat braid.
|Step 11: Repeat step 3, but stop 1/2" behind the eye of the hook.|
|Step 12: Apply hot melt glue to the fibers so that they keep a good |
profile in the water better.
|Step 13: Trim the edges of the hot glue.|
|Step 14: Repeat steps 8-11.|
|Step 15: Repeat step 12|
|Step 16: Repeat steps 8-10 with the darker colors on top. and apply |
|Step 17: Tie in three strands of mirage flash to either side. Whip finish and clip |
|Step 18: Using hot melt glue, glue spinner bait spoons to either side of the fly.|
|Step 19: Using super glue, glue the rubber tube fly head overtop the spoons.|
|Step 20: Using super glue, glue holographic eyes to either side of the head.|
|Finished Flies (same pattern different colors)|