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Bubble Boy

 
tied by fishingbobnelson
Fly Type: Miscellaneous,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northwest US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
HooK; Daiichi 1130 (light wire scud hook) size 12
Thread: Grey 6/0 flymaster
Head: 3mm plastic pearlescent bead
Tail/Shuck: Grizzly Marabou Fibers
Rib: One strand perl Krystal Flash
Abdomen: Fine tan dry fly dubbing
Wing: Natural Deer Hair
Hackle: Grizzly
Tying Instructions: Slip bead onto hook. I tie a small head of thread between the eye and the bead to attach tippit, whip finish. Start thread about midway and wrap toward bend. Tie in a few Grizzly Marabou fibers and bind them down to a point around the bend. Tie en rib material. Dub a slightly tapered body to a point a bit short of the bead, wrap the rib forward about 5 turns. Stack a small bunch of Natural Deer Hair and tie it in with the tips extending forward over the hook eye. The length of the wing is about equal to that of the body. Secure the wing with tight wraps DO NOT TRIM THE BUTTS AT THIS POINT. Wrap a short thread base for a foundation and tie in a Grizzly Hackle. Wrap the hackle 2 or 3 turns behind the wind and once in front (between the bead and the wing). Tie off the hackle, trim the excess and whip finish behind the bead. Grasp the waste ends of the deer hair and carefully clip them, leaving 1/8 inch or so right on top of the fly. If desired, clip bottom hackle into "V".
Presentation Tips: This fly was featured in the May/June issue of Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine. The author uses it for still water Callibaetis Hatches. Fishing it in the film. It also would be suitable for Tenkara presentations



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