Bead head blood worm

A really good point fly for reservoirs and very easy to tie with a minimum of materials.

Materials 

Hook- Kamasan B100 #10

Head – Bead gold 3mm with lead wire behind

Thread – 8/0 Red

Tail – Marabou red

Body – Glass body

Tying Instructions

Place the bead on the hook and secure with a few turns of lead wire followed by the thread.!7-06 Blog flies-6431

Tie in the marabou tail and rip to length. Tie in the body material.!7-06 Blog flies-6432

Wrap the body in touching turns and sure with a whip finish. Varnish the head.!7-06 Blog flies-6433

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Grey Wulff

This is a really and effective dry fly well suited to the mayfly hatch in the UK

Materials

Hook – Dry fly long shank #12

Thread – 8/0 grey

Tail and wing – Grey squirrel tail

Body – Veleveteen dams grey

Hackle – Blue dun cock

Tying Instructions

 

Place the hook in the vice and tie on the thread. Tie in the tail – there is no need to stack the hair.

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Tie in the wing with stacked hair and cut at a taper. secure the materials.!7-06 Blog flies-6428

Dub the body and tie in the hackle. Form a ramp of thread in front of the wing and ensure the wing stands upright.!7-06 Blog flies-6429

Wind the hackle in behind and in front of the wing. secure with thread , whip finish and varnish.!7-06 Blog flies-6430

Deceiver

The Deceiver is a great fly for bass. For this variant I have tied it in black so it gives a good silhouette in sunny conditions.

Materials

Hook – Mustad 34007 #4

Thread – 8/0 Black

Tail – Black chicken feathers

Body – Holographic tinsel

Hackle – Flash and black bucktail

Head – Stick on eyes

Tying Instructions

Place the hook in the vice and lay down a bed of thread. Tie in the hackle feathers about 2 per side and about twice the length of the shank.!7-06 Blog flies-6417

Wind the tinsel along the shank from the head to the bend and back. Lay down a layers of varnish for the tinsel to set into and then tie in the flash at the head.!7-06 Blog flies-6418Add the bucktail and then on the top some silver flash. Build up a head and varnish.!7-06 Blog flies-6420Secure the eyes with glue and then varnish the whole head.!7-06 Blog flies-6423

A white variant is shown here using a cap of peacock here to give the appearance of the fish.!7-06 Blog flies-6421

 

Peeping caddis

Pattern I notice on a Romanian site – it looks good and one I will try.

Materials

Hook – Jig #14

Bead – Tungsten Silver 3mm

Thread – GSP

Tag – Green sparkle micro chenille

Head cover – Partridge feather

Body – Hare fur

Tying Instructions 

Place the bead on the hook and put it in the vice. Tie in the green tag and then tie in the partridge feather.

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Wind the partridge feather about 3 turns and secure.blog-fly-4255

Dub the body, whip finish and varnish.blog-fly-4256

Experimental Nymph

This is a pattern I am trying to develop -if you use please let me know the results.

Materials

Hook Czech Nymph #18

Underbody – Flat lead

Thread – GSP or red

Body – Nymph-it pearl

Rib – Body glass brown

Tying Instructions

Lay down a layer of lead and varnish.

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Tie in the rib and nymph- it at the bend. Form the body of nymph it and then rib with the body glass. Secure and whip finish. Colour the head and varnish. blog-fly-4252

Chenille Body Nymph

This is a very successful nymph in clear water. In coloured water I use it with an orange tinsel body and orange (Hends 294) thorax.

Materials

Hook – Jig Hook #14

Bead – 3mm Tungsten Silver

Thread – GSP or to match thorax

Rib – Wire red 0.18mm

Body – Tinsel purple

Body – Chenille Standard heat sealed at one end

Thorax – Flash – Hends #17

Leg – Duck flank

Tying Instructions

Place the bead on the hook and insert in the vice. Tie in the wire rib and returning to the eye tie in the tinsel

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Wind the tinsel to the bend and back. Lay down a bed of varnish before winding the tinsel to her secure the tinsel. Tie in the Chenille.blog-fly-2

Wind the wire in open turns to secure the chenille to the shank. Secure the wire and break off.blog-fly-3

Dub the thorax and tie in 8 fibres of duck flank for legs. whip finish and varnish to complete.blog-fly-4

 

 

Orange nymph

This is great pattern and a very effective fish catcher on the dropper. It was originally tied by Alex Adams.

Materials

Hook – Czech Nymph #14

Underbody – Flat lead

Thread – GSP coloured with a felt pen or red

Rib – Monofilament 6lb

Body – Flash dubbing Hends #2

Overbody – Magic Shrimp

Tying Instructions

Lay down a body of flat lead and colour with orange nail varnish. Tie in the rib and overbody.

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Dub the body. Bring the overbody to the eye and secure. Rib the body. Colour the head if using GSP and varnish.blog-fly-4247