Fall Fly – Ben Bangham
- 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)
- 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 the rear of the fly and nip off any excess extending much beyond the rear projection of the fly.