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    Default Epoxy bidoz bug

    I've never tried posting a SBS before, but this fly is proving so deadly, and is so quick and easy to tie that I couldn't resist having a go. Hope you find it useful, sorry about the shadowy photographs.....

    Epoxy Bidoz Bug.

    Hook: Scorpion super grub 12-16.
    Thread: Any suitable. I've used 16/0 cinnamon here.
    Rib: Green wire.
    Tail: Dyed olive cock pheasant.
    Dubbing: Roughly dubbed hare in front of Masterclass 10 (rhyac).
    Body: Tungsten bidoz body 7-9mm to match hook size.
    Shellback: 5 minute epoxy.

    Sequence:

    1. Run on your thread and catch in 3-4 pheasant fibres and your wire rib. Try to avoid neccessary bulk at this stage.




    2. Loosely dub the body back toward the eye, leaving enough room for the thorax area.




    3. Dub on the hares ear thorax and park the thread. Tease the loose fibres downwards towards the hook point.




    4. Now take your bidoz body. They are grooved underneath to slot over the hook (that's why the dressing needs to be kept fairly thin). Run a bead of superglue into this groove and pop the body onto the hook, pressing down for a few seconds to ensure it has stuck.




    5. Take the wire and work it up the body, using the depressions to space the rib evenly. Lash it down behind the head and wiggle the wire gently to break it. Dub on a little more hare if required, whip finish and apply a drop of thin cement to the head.




    6. You could finish here if you want, but I've found the rib can be susceptible to breaking after a few fish, so I've now started applying a thin shellback of epoxy to the fly to protect the rib. I reckon it's just about bullet proof now......until you snag up and lose it in the stones!



    And that's it. Get a team of small ones rigged up and go hammer those grayling!

    Matt
    The sun pushed dark spokes of melt and sparkle
    Across the fields of hoar. And the river steamed -
    Flint-olive.



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    very very nice Matt,nice tying and SBS.

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    Very shrimpy Matt....nice...

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    excellent looking pattern! .... where do you get those shellbacks? must try some
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    Nice work Matt... that epoxy back transforms it for me... makes it nice 'n juicy lookin
    Fetch some along to Malham next season - expensive flies deserve a big fish.. don't forget the stout leader though
    Last edited by Scratch; 28-10-2008 at 05:03 AM.

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    Good pattern, and great SBS
    see "eliteflies" username, for all my products thanks.

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    thats a great looking pattern................love it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by enerytheeighth View Post
    excellent looking pattern! .... where do you get those shellbacks? must try some
    They are made by www.bidoz.com and sold in the UK by Flytek and I also believe the shop at Rutland ( also online) sells them slightly cheaper.They are hardly cheap tho' as I guess they have no other uses .
    I tried tying one as per matt's Blog and found it tricky as the groove in the tungsten body is quite narrow and shallow ...you certainly need the wire and the epoxy to keep it secure . You can also tie them like these ones here

    http://www.flybox.co.uk/products/pro...CategoryID=141

    with the tungsten body covered up but if you are doing that you might think it better just to use lead .

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    I love the Hot Head Synergy Diawls tied with the Synergie Straggle.

    http://www.flybox.co.uk/images/productLarge/3002002.jpg

    Does anyone know where this can be obtained, it may be a good material for river nymphs, worht experimenting with.

    Bert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    I love the Hot Head Synergy Diawls tied with the Synergie Straggle.

    http://www.flybox.co.uk/images/productLarge/3002002.jpg

    Does anyone know where this can be obtained, it may be a good material for river nymphs, worht experimenting with.

    Bert
    Flybox appear to sell it themselves but only two kinds
    http://www.flybox.co.uk/products/det...ckCode=2009605
    or
    Here
    http://www.mikestackleshop.com/syner...r-p-14901.html
    Google for it .I'm sure there will be others. Steve Parton not sell it or similar?

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