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    Saw this method of tying in a book I recently borrowed from a friend. This is more of a 'method' than a 'pattern' as it is really an instruction on how to give the fly a meatier profile in the water....

    Hook - Strong, long shank Pike hook in size to suit.
    Thread - Danvilles .006 Fine mono
    Body - Tinsel of choice (Flashabou etc) and chenille.

    Start off the thread at a point opposite the hook point and make a base of thread to opposite the barb (which is crushed before fishing of course).


    Take a short length of chenille and strip a few millimetres of the material away to reveal the core. Catch this in and wind on a small bump. Tie down and add a spot of cement to seal.


    Take a generous hank of tinsel and tie this in about 3/4 of the way along the hank, immediately in front of the chenille 'bump'. Tie in with two open turns before tightening down 'muddler style', thus twisting the tinsel round the hook shank evenly. Add a small spot of glue to the wraps before folding back the remaining tinsel. Again, wind a good few turns in front of the tinsel to keep it in place. Secure with 3 half hitches and cement. The chenille bump effectively causes the tinsel to flare giving a bigger profile to the fly - more of a meal to Mrs. Esox!


    Re-attach thread at the head end and repeat the process.


    Use your scissors to rough-up the edges a little to take away the flat edges of the tinsel fibres - taperizer scissors make this process easier to manage. You can then add sticky eyes/Epoxy head/Gold bead etc as desired.



    Tight lines,

    Dougie

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    Hi Dougie lovely fly. This is one of my favourite flys in a gold pearl and silver mix, big in the water but easy to cast! i have replaced the chennille bit with fritz it makes it a bit bigger in the water and add a wee bit epoxy at the front so the head does'nt collapse.
    Col

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    Wonder if anyone could enlighten me on this method of tying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keeper
    Wonder if anyone could enlighten me on this method of tying...
    I've seen these videos before and I thought the effect achieved with the heat gun was excellent. You really need to have the correct materials though as some will just shrivel up under the heat. Glister works fairly well.

    Dougie

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    Nice fly. These 'morris minnow' style flies also work for big trout.

    Mike

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    Some nice tips there dougie and a cracker of a fly !!! (deffo catcher that one mate !!!)

    Well done !!!
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    Thanks Davie.

    Here's another version using a different material and with rattling eyes added - already a proven catcher!




    Dougie

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