Randy's Beadhead


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    Randy's Beadhead

    Randy's Beadhead

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    1. Daryle Holmstrom

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      Registered: June 2005
      Location: Mount Vernon, WA
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      Date: 2-8-06
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    Daryle Holmstrom

    Randy Knapp's Beadhead
    #1 2-8-06 8:46pm

    Randy Knapp
    Canadian Brown mohair, Danville's Flourescent Fire Orange thread, your favorite scud hook (size 10 usually), 1/8" gold bead or size to fly
    1. Place bead on hook and put in vise
    2. Tie in thread and wrap to bend of hook and back to bead
    3. Tie in mohair behind bead and wrap thread over it to bend and then wrap thread back to bead
    4. Wrap mohair forward to behind bead pulling fibers back as you go
    5. Wrap 5 or more wraps behind bead to secure mohair and then wrap 5 or more wraps in front of strand of mohair to lock it in and then cut it
    6. Wrap behind bead to form nice collar and tie off with whip finisher
    7. Pick out the fibers all over (I use one of those barbed tools that looks like the tool dentists use to cleanout a root canal)
    8. Gather all the fibers above the fly between the thumb and index finger of your left hand (right hand tyers)and then angle your scissers toward the bend of the hook and clip the fibers so that the fibers at the front are longer than they are at the back giving a nice tapered appearance
    9. Cement collar with favorite cement (I like Griff's Thin
    10. Take fly out of vice and examine and do final trim of fibers to satisfaction

    I have landed most freshwater species on this fly including steelhead. It is my favorite nymph for rainbows, whitefish, and bluegill. You can try different color mohair and threads. My second favorite combo is Canadian Pond Olive with chartreuse thread. It also works in hot pink for humpies. My biggest steelhead (about 15lbs/35 1/2"), my biggest dolly (26 inches), and my biggest measured Yakima rainbow (17 1/2 inches) were all on this fly as pictured in this size (10). I tie the fly from size 6 down to a 16 but size 10 catches most of the fish.
    #2 2-10-06 2:07am

    Rory McMahon
    Nice fly, sorta looks like a caddis nymph
    #3 4-14-06 1:03am

    I like it, I will look forward to nymph fishing it through a ripple.
    #4 4-17-06 7:27pm

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