The Techno-Wog Demystified

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  1. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

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    At the urging of another member, I present the Techno-Wog variant.

    Materials are as follows:
    Hook: Tiemco 8089NP sz6
    Thread: Danville 210 denier flat waxed nylon, pink
    Tail: McFly yarn, 2 strands, flame
    Body: "Funky Foam Fun" 3mm closed cell foam, pink
    Cement: Zap-A-Gap (for tacking foam), Sally Hansen Hard as Nails

    Cut 2 strips of foam 3"x3/16", one strip 1 1/2"x7/16". Separate and cut 2 strands of yarn 1 1/2".

    Underwrap if desired, then wrap in yarn tail securely.

    Place one drop of zap-a-gap on wraps, then press the two longer strips together on either side of wraps, with 1/4" of foam extending past threadline towards the hookeye.

    Wrap foam securely in place, taking care not to cut it with excessive thread tension.

    Place the short, fat strip of foam on top of the fly, again with 1/4" of foam extending past threadline towards the hookeye.

    Wrap 3 times loosely, then increase tension slowly. Unwrap 2 wraps under tension, then rewrap as slack is taken out.

    Cross out of materials and wrap the hook forward, stopping 1/4" from eye.

    Place one drop of zap-a-gap on hook at terminus of thread (threadline).

    Fold the long strips forward under slight tension, creating a bow in the foam.

    Press the two pieces together and wrap 3 times.

    Loop the pieces back to form "horns" on either side of the hookeye and "wings" behind the wraps, and wrap 3 times.

    Fold the short strip forward under slight tension on top of the long strips to create a "hump"at the back of the fly and a "bill" at the front, then wrap as at the rear.

    Cross out of material, then whip finish at eye of hook.

    The wrapping of foam is a delicate art...foam is easily cut under tension. The "wrap and relax" method is a pretty good way to avoid this. Don't worry if the foam spins slightly on the hook...zap a gap it down, or underwrap the hook, and you will have a good fly.

    IMHO, and YMMV,

    Mark
     
  2. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Mark,
    Thanks for posting this. I will be tying some of these when I get up to Alaska.
    Chris
     
  3. costa7810

    costa7810 New to the internet

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    That thing is great...looks like Gumby's hussy girlfriend
     
  4. Randy Knapp

    Randy Knapp Active Member

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    Can see all kinds of applications for this style. Thanks for posting.

    Randy
     
  5. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    so is there anywhere around here to use those?
     
  6. Tylerflies

    Tylerflies New Member

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    Awsome fly. I too would like to know where one can scare up silvers with one of those. In BC possibly? Prefferably in Washington of course.
     
  7. Steelie Mike

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    As much as I hate tying with foam, I really hate spinning wogs. Thanks......
     

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