Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:46 PM
This is tied on a 4/0 Tiemco 811S with 3/0 Uni-thread in white.
Materials you'll need:
Saddle hackle- white(2) and pollock(2) colored(I got the 'pollock' colored stuff at Eldredge brothers, I have no idea what it's really called)
Bucktail- white, olive and pollock(see above)
Flashabou- freshwater pearl and copper
Peacock Herl (~15-20)
Tie in the 2 white hackles, praying hands style. I tie them on top of the shank, it makes life much easier and is faster.
Tie in Pearl Flashabou along the hackles on each side, then wind the french tinsel up the shank, building up a small body.
Tie in a smallish clump of white bucktail on top of the shank, and another slightly larger clump on the bottom of the shank.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:52 PM
Tie in the 'pollock' colored hackles. I don't really worry about orientation here- just slap 'em on there.
Tie in a fair sized clump of white bucktail under the shank, then tie in a small clump of pollock bucktail on top of the shank. Over the pollock, tie in a small clump of olive bucktail.
Tie in a few pieces of copper flashabou along each side of the shank. Tie in a red calftail throat under the shank. Last, tie in a large clump of peacock herl on top of the shank. I like a lot of peacock here.
Tie an emu feather along each side of the shank, then goop on some eyes. I used red epoxy eyes here, the original pattern calls for doll eyes. Use a black sharpie to color the top of the head, then zap-a-gap or cement the head.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 08:55 PM
The hackles tied in up front create a nice full body. I liked it enough that I tied up a BIG white deceiver in the same style:
Posted 21 June 2005 - 09:02 PM
Posted 21 June 2005 - 09:19 PM
After tying a couple of those pollock I can see why Eldredge Brothers charges $10 a pop for them- between labor and materials there can't be much profit in a fly like that.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 07:23 AM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:44 AM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:58 AM
Watch the head size though, especially if you're using the 3/0 uni. It gets big in a hurry and can quickly become a pain to deal with.
Posted 03 July 2005 - 09:41 AM
I need a job!
Posted 17 July 2005 - 07:30 PM
Lets see how it fishes.
"If fishing is like religion, then fly fishing is high church." -Tom Brokaw
Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:44 AM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:54 AM
It's really not all that bad to cast.
Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:42 PM
Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:49 PM
He's a better caster than I am, but with the different rod weights we have about the same range.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:23 PM
Planning a trip in August. Beginning to learn how to tie these flies.
Then I will take a practice run in the NY salt b/4 attacking the beaches every single AM of my planned vacation to Old Orchard Beach.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:03 PM
Reading up on the coast line. Tying larger clousers and once my Emu feathers arrive in the mail will tie some groceries.
Thanks for directing me to this forum.
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