Neversink Trude

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    Never should say Never(sink) but the foam does a good job of keeping it on top, even after a few fish
    hook - Dai Riki 320 (#12)
    thread - Uni 6/0 camel
    tail - golden pheasant tippets
    body - peacock herl
    overbody - 2mm foam strip brown
    wing - Congo Hair white
    flash - Krsytal Flash pearl
    hackle - saddle brown/grizzly
    legs - round rubber brown (med)
    attach thread to hook at about the 60% mark
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    attach a clump of golden pheasant
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    and trim ends
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    trim a strip of 2mm foam (hook gap width) to a point
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    spread a little Crazy Glue on hook shank
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    and tie in foam overbody
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    tie in 6-8 strands of peacock herl
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    and wrap forward with thread (re-enforces peacock against fish teeth) to 60% position
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    pull foam forward, tie in with 2 soft wraps (so as not to cut the foam)
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    apply a little more Crazy Glue, then spiral thread to hook eye and secure foam again
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    wrap back to 60% to provide smooth thread base for wing & hackle
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    pull out a clump of Congo Hair
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    trim ends and tie in
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    take 3 strands of Krystal Flash
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    fold & tie in on either side of wing
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    attach legs, near
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    and far
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    tie in hackle
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    wrap to front and back (splays/densificates the hackle) to 60% position
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    trim a V in hackle on top
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    pull the foam back over the head
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    tie in, whip finish & add a drop of Sally
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    trim foam, pull wing/flash back and trim even with tail
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    trim legs and you're done
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    fish eye view
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    I was flying blind with this fly, only had one I had purchased (and some pics on the web) to use as an example. Took me about a dozen flies to get a tying sequence that worked for me, but it turns out to be a pretty easy bug. Again, not a quicky guide fly but fast enough, durable and effective.
    Regards,Scott
     
  2. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Good photos and a nice fly.
     
  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Thanks for sharing. Nice tie.
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    This is what I was talking about. Even if I was still tying, I could never tie this up. It probably floats like a cork