Sandlance

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by Josh Smestad, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    Had a few requests for this pattern on another forum so I wrote this up. This is my first attempt at writing one of these, hope it is understandable!
    This is not my pattern, it was shown to me by Gary at the Gig Harbor Fly Shop.

    The supplies you'll need...
    Size 6 Dai-Riki 930, Mustad 34007 or similar
    White 6/0 thread
    30lb mono
    Silver tinsel
    White buck tail
    White and olive slinky fiber
    Olive crystal flash
    Hanked light bright, peacock
    4 peacock hearls
    A couple markers/sticky eyes
    Some kind of epoxy/UV glue

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    First up I make a small mono loop with 30lb mono. This help keep the fly from fouling. I'll make a couple thread wraps behind the loop to keep it riding high.
    I then lay down a coat of Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails and wrap the tinsel over that. The glue keeps the tinsel from shredding up when you've had a few fish on it.

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    Then a few strands of white buck tail. This stiffer fiber on the bottom also helps keep the fly from fouling.

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    Then tie in some of the white, followed by olive slinky fiber.

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    Some olive crystal flash.

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    Some of the Hanked Peacock Lightbright. Remember to keep it sparse!

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    Over that is the 4 strands of peacock.

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    Now the fun part. Whip finish and cut your thread free. I use a few markers for making the head. Color some green, a black stripe along the top and a red gill. This is what makes the fly look good in my opinion, the fish could probably care less.

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    Attach some eyes.

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    Now for the epoxy. I use Loon UV Knot Sense because I like how it works. Use whatever method you prefer. I start by just coating the head and eyes. When thats dry I'll coat back about 2/3 of the shank and while holding it in place I'll hit it with the UV light. This Gives me the nice profile I want and also helps keep things from fouling up.

    Finished fly

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  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Looks great Josh. Thanks for posting it up.
     
  3. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    That's a real nice fly/SBS.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
  4. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Hey Josh, that is a nice fly. I'm going to make up a bunch. Thanks for taking the time and effort for the SBS.
    Jack
     
  5. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

    The mono loop is a great idea.
     
  6. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    Great job on the write up Josh. The first time I fished SRC with Josh he was nice enough to loan me one of these, and we could hardly keep the fish off the hook with multiple fish measuring in the mid-upper teens! Nice pattern that's easy to tie!
     
  7. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Nice job! The step by step is the way you do it. (harder then it looks, ain't it? :) ) Oh, and I like the fly, too.