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#1 Kristi


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:32 AM

[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]Hook - #6 2xl streamer[/font]

[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]Thread  - 6/0 or 8/0 colour doesn't matter[/font]  (​I used 6/0 Onyx)

[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]Bead - 5/32" gold [/font] (I used 5/32'' Disco Bead Gold)
[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]Tail - UV kingfisher blue marabou[/font]
[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]Body - glo-brite chenille flo-red[/font] (​I used Chrystal chenille Fire Orange)
[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]Hackle - orange grizzly Hen Hackle (longer fibers than rooster hackle)[/font]
[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]​Add bead, pinch barb, mount hook [/font][font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]DSC04808.JPG [/font]
[font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]​[/font][font="arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"]dress hook DSC04809.JPG [/font]
add marabou (tail) DSC04810.JPG  ​(I probably added less than I actually should  or could have added for the tail)
Lay hackle down on secured marabou, Tie in hackle just at the tip point of the hook secure the hackle with serval tight wraps and cut the hackle tip off.
DSC04811.JPG   DSC04812.JPG
​tie in chenille DSC04817.JPG (to build the body where the marabou narrows on the hook I double wrap the chenille to create a torpedo like body, you will see in the next picture the shape I am talking about) 
Wrap chenille DSC04819.JPG Lock chenille (​see the shape of the chenille body ... thicker behind the bead head...!!!)
​Wrap hackle DSC04828.JPG Lock hackle (over time I have made my own habits and techniques and my flies may not look like yours or that of anyone else's and that's ok for them to be different! Can you see a difference between my fly and yours already? )
Tie head and whip finish DSC04833.JPG  DSC04834.JPG  DSC04835.JPG  DSC04836.JPG
Happy tying and I'd love to see your flies!!!  Send me a picture of your fly and the recipe you followed and you will be entered into a draw to win :clap:  some SWAG it could be anything from a fly box to a t- shirt a cap or a buff a couple stickers who knows but its swag we all like swag, free stuff you can't go wrong there... :clapping:  email me at http://members@nlft.org

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

Great photography Kristie.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:44 AM

Thank you Karen!, I could use better lighting, this I know. I like my effect I created it suited my mood as I tied the oil bug. Mysterious and late at night lol :-P

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