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Fly tying step-by-step

Postby flynnboy » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:03 am

Hi

Are there any step-by-step saltwater patterns demonstrated anywhere on this forum, or elsewhere ?
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby 9weight » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:55 pm

This site has some very good step-by-step patterns for seatrout (but some of the same flies will catch bass, pollock, mackeral, etc.)
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby jack01986 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:56 pm

Here is a step by step for a gurgler I did years ago.
Step 1. Tie onto the hook. Wrap the thread down towards the bend of the hook. Then tie in the tail of the fly it can be quite long. Add some flash to the tail as well.
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Step 2. Then tie in the foam with this would need to be about twice the with of the eye of the hook maybe a bit smaller. Image

Step 3. Tie in the flashy stuff I used crystal chenille for mine and wrap this up the shank of the hook. Not right up tight to the eye.
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Step 4&5. Fold the foam back over the chenille towards the eye and give it a few turns of thread, The tag that is sticking out over the eye needs to be folded back over the hook to create a loop tie this down and tie off the thread. Cut the loop that has been formed to make two seperate pieces of the foam.
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby jack01986 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:57 pm

I can do a quick deciever pattern if ya like?
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby jack01986 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:54 pm

The deciever.
1. Tie in two white hackle feathers towards the tail of the hook. Try keep them a similar length to the size of the hook.
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2. Take some white bucktail a similiar length to the feathers and secure on the the hook with some loose turns then press downon top of the hook shank and it will spread the bucktail around the shank.
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3. Repeat step 2 buliding towards the eye of the hook. Using some green/blue (or whatever colour you want).
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4. Tie in some flash on the top of the fly and repeat step 2 one last time.
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5. Build a neat head and tie off.
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6. Add some eyes as it can create a target for the predatory fish. Secure with some glue as well as they come off easily enough.
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Done.
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby jack01986 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:54 pm

The clouser minnow.
1. Tie in a set up dumbell eyes these are from a chain on a roller blind:). They might be a little big for the hook but it close enough. Whip them on in a figure 8 as it secures them better and holds them straight.
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2. Take some bucktail again the same length as the hook offer it up behind the eyes off the fly. Secure it with open turns so you can see the bucktail.
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3. Take another colour bucktail and put it under the first lost of bucktail tied in. You might have to take the hook out of the vice to make it easier to get the bucktail on.
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4. Using open turns again to keep the colour of the bucktail coming through.
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5. Bring the thread back up towards the eye of the hook and add in some more bucktail on the underside of the hook. With enough length to reach from the eye to the end of the first lot of bucktail tied in.
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6. Again try to build a neat head and keep it tidy towards the eye and tie off. Done.
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby flynnboy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:45 pm

Cheers guys. Where do you get eyes ?
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby jack01986 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:17 pm

No problem man any questions just ask. Got most of the materials from http://www.uksaltwaterflies.com/.
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby flynnboy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:31 pm

Hey guys, just while I think about it. Why is it that all the patterns I see for Sea Fishing are on single hooks whereas in Salmon fishing they are usually at least on doubles and often trebles ???
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby jack01986 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:59 am

Thats a good question and I have no idea why.
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Re: Fly tying step-by-step

Postby flynnboy » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:12 pm

jack01986 wrote:Thats a good question and I have no idea why.


Hmmm. Well I have plenty of doubles from my Salmon fishing so when I get around to trying my hand at tying some salt flies I'll give my doubles a try.
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