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Scaled Sardine (Harengula Jaguana)
fshng2 posted a topic in Step by Step Patterns & TutorialsScaled Sardine (Harengula Jaguana) Materials list: Hook: Owner SSW 2/0 (Model# 5315-121) Tail: Two Schlappen shiny side out Mid-Flash: Pearl Web Hot White from FTD approx 8 strands Head Form: E-Z Body Tubing Pearl- size large 3/8 Belly: White acrylic yarn Lateral Wing: Aunt Lydia's yarn or white Antron added to each side for sparkle Back: Green acrylic yarn Eyes: 3D-7mm Attach 2 pieces of white acrylic yarn. A short hank to bottom a long hank on top. Add flash. Brush everything back with a toothbrush. Attach E-Z Body Tubing and glue. Fold back E-Z Body Tubing and attach 1/4" from eye. Whip finish, trim excess, and glue. Attach Antron Lateral wing. Tie in white acrylic to belly. Brush everything back. Tie in green acrylic yarn to back, and brush everything back. Tie off,whip finish, and remove thread. Shape eyes around the tapered front end of a pencil and attach them to the fly with a CA type gel adhesive. Fill in between the eyes both top and bottom with UV adhesive and your done. Fabric Store Substitutes/Finds E-Z Body Tubing: Substitute Pearl Darice Mesh. Acrylic Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn (Jo-Ann's) Green = Forest Item #12660957 (Separate desired color from skein)White = Hepple White Item #2182368