Veiled Assassin

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by Big E, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

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    This fly is a fairly simple tie with not too many materials at the request of Thomas Williams. The Veiled Assassin was originated by Michael Gormon, a avid flyfisher and teacher in Oregon.

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    Recipe:
    Hook: Daiichi 1260 #8
    Thread: Floro Red
    Tail: Pink and Green Hackle Fibers
    Butt: Green Chenille (I subbed in poly post)
    Body: Speckled Chenille Hot Pink
    Wing: Mylar Tubing
    Overbody: Pink Egg Yarn
    Hackle: Pink
    Head: Hot Bead (hot pink used here)

    Start off with putting your bead on your hook and affixing to the vice.
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    Tie in a few pink and green hackle fibers. Tie off and trim butt ends.
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    Tie in some green chenille and wrap a small ball. You could sub poly post or dubbing for this step.
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    Tie in and wrap some pink chenille. Leave yourself some room at the head.
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    Remove the cord from the mylar tubing and add as wing. You want it about as long as the hook shank.
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    Tie in some pink egg yarn. Be sure to get it all around the hook.
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    Use a dubbing brush and frizz out the egg yarn and mylar tubing.
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    Wrap in a pink hackle.
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    Sweep the hackle back and clean up the head. Tie off.
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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Yes thank you thats just the type of steelhead candy im looking for. Thanks a ton!!!
     

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