Big Red

Big Red
Tying materials list
Hook:           Kamasan B170 #10 (or #12). Alternative hook Kamasan B405 or Hanak H260BL barbless
Thread:         UTC red 70 (or UNI 8/0)
Body:           Red seals fur (Veniards – red/scarlet)
Post:           White Aero Dry Wing – 1 “strand” (front and back) [Alt Antron – sits lower in the water]
Rib:            Silver wire, fine (Alt gold Hends micro wire 0.09mm)
Post Hackle:  Ginger Cock Cape

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Peccary Emerger

Peccary Emerger

Peccary Emerger

Hook:                     FM Living Lava #14 (FM 31270)
Thread:                  Uni-thread Black 8/0
Body:                     Peccary Quill
Thorax Cover:      White Antron
Thorax:                 Peacock Herl
Head Hackle:      Grizzle

Notes: Antron is tied in at eye of hook and secured under the thorax. The head hackle is palmered thru the peacock herl thorax. The antron is pulled over/thru the head hackle as a thorax cover and secured at the eye. The peccary body is varnished (or equivalent) when finished.

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Fall Fly -BB

Fall Fly -BB

Fall Fly – Ben Bangham

Materials:

Hook:       Fasna Jig style, #16
Thread:    Veevus orange/tan, 14/0
Bead:        3mm  Tungsten, slotted, gold
Tag:          Globrite No. 7 Floss (or Multi-yarn)
Body:        Black soft fur eg rabbit
Rib:           Copper wire (fine)
Collar:      Lite brite orange dubbing (eg Soldarini) mixed with CDC fibres from 2 large CDC feathers (50:50 mix)

Tying Method

Attach the slotted bead to the jig hook ensuring it is located correctly over the eye
Create a tag with 4 – 8 strands of Globrite floss
Tie in the length of tag material behind the bead and secure down to the rear of the hook, stopping just before the bend.
Tie in the rib and secure at the rear of the hook.
Attach a pinch of dubbing to the thread and dub the body towards the bead creating a carrot shape just up to the bead
Rib the fly counterwise to the dubbing and secure the wire behind the bead, removing the waste.
Cut the Globrite tag to length by removing material extending beyond the bend of the hook
Remove all of the fibres from 2 good quality large CDC feathers and mix 50:50 with lite brite orange dubbing.
Create a dubbing loop just in front of the bead, insert a pinch of the mixed dubbing and spin sufficient to secure the dubbing in the loop.
Wind the dubbing loop behind the bead and the tying thread to create a thorax with the dubbing material strands extending beyond the rear of the hook.
Secure the dubbing loop and trim the waste.
Whip finish.
“Pull” back the thorax material towards [...]