Easy pattern for Pinks?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Josh, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    At the risk of making myself look even more stupid than I do normally, let me emphasize once again the "I am idiot about tying" aspect of my original post. It's just one of those things that, for some reason, is hard for me to wrap my head around.

    So specific instructions are very much appreciated.
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Sure thing. I can even do a youtube video later if you'd like.

    Hook: Allen 3769 size 8 or 10
    Thread: Pink whatever you want
    Weight: medium or small beadchain eye
    Hair: Fluoro Fibre (http://www.pacificflyfishers.com/Catalog/ProductPages/Tying/TyingProdDetail/FluoroFibre.htm). You can also use anything else you'd like. I like the look of the Fluoro Fibre personally.

    Start by getting the thread started just a little over halfway up the shank, toward the eye of the hook. Tie in the bead chain eye by criss crossing around it several times, then cementing it in with head cement, or any other glue of your choice.

    run your thread back, almost to the bend, and tie in a pinch of your hair. Start with a few loose wraps, then tighten it down. For the ones on the right of the picture, I use thread for the body. So I just wrap thread all the way up to the bead chain eye, a few layers thick until I like the look of the budy. Then I wrap up the nose area in to a cone shape, then tie it off and cement.

    Really not a whole lot else to it. But I'll make a few youtube videos either tonight or tomorrow.
  3. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    That would rule. I really appreciate the effort. I also appreciate the hook suggestion since I have to order those lines anyway. I'll just add in some hooks as well.
  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Welp, looks like between the time I said that, and now, I left my tying materials at my dad's house ( I was there earlier) and that's 150mi away... So no videos will be happening today.
  5. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Don't you hate stuff like that?

    No worries though. Whenever you get around to it. Beggars can't be picky.
  6. golfman65

    golfman65 Guest

    I tie them on size 6 or 8 tr700 salmon hooks for rivers, I use a tungsten bead at the head like a normal muddler...I go pretty sparse on the back...some silver wrap with a couple pink and clear flash and pink deer hair spun and clipped like a muddler at the head...

    Easy tie...I've found the bigger stuff or too bright of flash etc. and they don't hit it as readily...
  7. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

    Hey Evan, do you fish that pattern in the salt, fresh or both?
  8. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I fish them in both. I find that small, sparsely tied flies are almost always the ticket (well, always the ticket for me). The smaller I go, the more interest I get. It just gets to a point where the hook is so small that keeping them hooked is an issue. I find that size 8 and 10 is the happy medium.
  9. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

    Thanks for the quick reply ;)
  10. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Evan (or anyone),

    What are some other substitutes for Fluoro Fibre? I'm not sure I'm going to be able to find it locally and I'm not planning on heading down south towards the seattle area shops any time soon.
  11. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Buck tail, or any synthetic hair material will work fine. Doesn't seem to matter a whole lot.
  12. golfman65

    golfman65 Guest

    Josh, I really wouldn't sweat it a whole lot...they will hit just about anything sparse, pink or bright green, silver with a tiny bit of flash...purple or blue muddlers...All have done well in the rivers I've fished...swing...swing and strip....It's fun at first but it gets old pretty quick and when they start getting nasty you'll be dreading the hump...
  13. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

    Oh I know it doesn't matter that much. Everyone's advice points to just getting something sparse and pink and getting it in the water.

    But as this is one of my first tying attempts, I can use the info I learn for other stuff. I really have no idea what substitutes for what. So any of that info is useful to me.
  14. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    Surface flies are fun
  15. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    I like these better...damn thats a good looking box!

    ..i will let anyone borrow a couple if they want :)
  16. Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson Active Member

    Pink eves are pretty easy to tie. You can pretty much tie it with your eyes, so even the most beginner tier can do it.
  17. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Keep it simple.

    Josh, learn to tie a woolly buggar they are easy and you can find tying instructions all over the internet then tie some using pink materials. It is all you need.
  18. Dehlan G

    Dehlan G Member


    Hook: Mustad 34011 size 6
    Tail: Pink marabou (keep it short and sparse)
    Body: Pink Glo-Bug Yarn (yes, wrapped tightly)
    Upper Wing: Krystal Flash
    Lower Wing: Flashabou

    Smother the dumbell eye and head of the fly with a good amount of head cement.

    It's an easy and quick tie with readily available materials. :thumb:
  19. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    Awesome Dehlan! Those will get the job done nicely.
  20. Dehlan G

    Dehlan G Member

    Thanks Paul! They caught me a couple in 2009. Let's go try em out