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    This is a variant of the Jambo, I wanted a big head so lots of wake created and no body. If tying a smaller head or on a longer shanked hook then cover the bucktail butts with floss/dubbing and rib. As for hook choice, I went for a #2 Sakuma O'Shaugnessy as it had a large eye and a stout shank (I have a tendency to bend the shank when packing the hair due to being rather hamfisted). Attaching the bucktail and flash steps were omitted as they can be found HERE.

    Also the deer hair spinning and packing HERE

    You will need:
    Treble hook of choice. #8 Partridge X3BL used here.
    Mono: I've used 15lb Maxima.
    Hook of choice for the body. It needs to have an eye you can get the mounting mono through and your tippet.
    Deer hair
    Bucktail
    Flash material of choice.

    Mount treble in vice and run thread down shank.


    Insert mono through top of eye.


    Bring around back of hook and back through the eye.


    Pull both tags of mono and catch down with thread.


    Run thread to eye, whip finish, varnish and leave to dry.


    Insert body hook in vice.


    Catch in the two tags of mono on the treble.


    Bring the top tag through the eye and back down the shank.


    Wrap thread back to the eye trapping in the mono. Whip finish and varnish, leave to dry completely.


    Now tie in your bucktail and flash tail, if having a body cover and rib, if not start the deer hair spinning and packing. Watch out for the treble points, they bite. I've covered the points of mine with foam.

    You should now have similar to this.


    Start trimming at the bottom, this needs to be flat.


    Then trim the head to a bullet shape tapering out from the eye. Now cut the body hook off at the bend with side snips, be careful you don't snip the mount.


    Finished fly showing the flying treble hanging below the body.
    Last edited by Tango51; 05-06-2007 at 01:40 PM.

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    Deleted as had not fully read your post above. The key thing is that the flying treble dangles down below the water surface thereby picking up nippers and slashers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cothi
    Deleted as had not fully read your post above. The key thing is that the flying treble dangles down below the water surface thereby picking up nippers and slashers.
    I've now included a photo of the finished fly with the hook snipped and the flying treble hanging in position.

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    Excellent step by step Tango. I'm going to tie a few of these for Dollaghan night fishing. Just one question, what kind of deer hair do you use for these big flies?

    Brennan
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    Any that compresses easily and spins, I have some black deer hair that won't spin no matter what I do. Bought some Veniard Olive deer hair yesterday, spins a treat. Normally the long hair is good.

    Some good info on hair here. http://globalflyfisher.com/staff/helm/selecting/
    Last edited by Tango51; 05-06-2007 at 04:20 PM.

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    Any builders out there???? Tango needs to build an extension on the house

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    Nice one Tango, great step-by-step and very clear images. Have you tried crimping the mono when tying it on the shank? this helps secure the mono. Also, have you tried twisting the mono link between the main hook and the treble? it's best done with hard mono or fluoro (sportfish fluoro, Seaguar etc), it stiffens the mount up a little and prevents the treble from doubling back on itself (note; these are just notes of assistance that John Graham gave me, the inventor of the Jambo). Something like this:



    Fishing profile:



    TT.

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    Thanks for the tips TT.

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