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A very simple fly to
tie, but has accounted for fooling many species.
with this fly is endless! Developed for saltwater, but will fool trout
Perfect for springer, kingfish,
shad (elf), wave garrick, karanteen,
perch, kob, steenbras, kawa kawa, queenfish, and many more.
HOOK: # 2 - #6 (But try
them all, from #8 to # 1/0...still effective)
TAIL: Marabou - in
colours white, orange, chartreuse or pink (White is most popular)
BODY: Crystal Chenille,
Pearl (or white)
BEAD: Brass, Lead or
Tungsten to match hook size
THREAD: White 6/0
FLASH: Crinkle flash, pearl. (Optional)
Lead wraps (optional)
Debarb the hook, slip on the bead, and start your thread. Take it back
to just over halfway to the hook bend.
Step2. Tie in a clump
of marabou feathers, length should be 1.5 times the hook shank, even a
Step 3. Snip off the
excess in front of the thread, and tie the ends down.
NOTE: a Good option
here is to tie in two strands of pearl crinkle flash on either side of
tail. The strands
should be slightly longer than the tail.
Step 4. If you want to
add some weight, now wraps some lead wraps around the hook shank,
between the marabou you
tied down and the bead head. Leave a little space between the bead and
so you have room to tie
off the crystal chenille later. Secure the lead with a few criss-cross
wraps of thread, as shown.
Step 5. Take the thread
tie in the crystal chenille. It's a good idea to strip off a few
strands of chenille at the end
before tying it in. It
makes for a neater fly and makes it easier to tie in and to start
winding it forward.
Step 6. Wind the
chenille forward, taking care to pull the fibres back after every wrap.
This ensures a neater
appearance, and avoids
the chenille flattening out under the next wrap. Bring it right to the
secure it with a few
thread wraps, tie it off and apply some head cement to the thread wraps
behind the bead.
You can also, instead
of the white tail, use orange, pink, chartreuse and red marabou.
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