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/ Krystal Flash
Thunder Creek Series tied by letumgoFly Type: Streamers
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Material List:
Hook - 6X long / straight eye streamer hook (I don't know the make or model number)
White Danville 6/0 Thread (Underbody)
Fl. Red Danville 6/0 Thread (Gills)
Deer Tail (White, Olive and Gray)
Metal Gold and Silver Tinsel (changed for each fly body)
Krystal Flash Mixture (4 strands each of silver and rainbow colors) as the Center Wing
3/16 inch diameter Stick On Eyes (Adhesive Holographic Eyes by Hairline)
5 minute EpoxyTying Instructions:
1 - Tie on the white thread just behind the hook eye and run the thread back to the bend of the hook. Be careful to use close thead wraps to get a smooth underbody so the tinsel will lay down smoothly in step 3.
2 - Tie in a piece of metal tinsel at the bend of the hook and wrap the thread back towards the eye of the hook (stopping roughly 1/4 inch from the eye - this is where you want the gills to be later). If you are using mylar tinsel, be sure to tie it in with the color that you want to show against the hook. That way when you wrap it towards the hook eye, it will have the desired color showing along the body.
3 - Wrap the tinsel uniformly towards the hook eye and tie off once you get to the position the thread is hanging.
4 - Tie in a small underwing of deer tail hair (color of your choice). This will be the center of the fly.
5 - Tie in the mixture of Krystal Flash material by folding it over the tying thread and pulling back towards the tail of the fly.
6 - Run the thread up to just behind the hook eye and select another bunch of deer tail hair for the top wing (This will later form the back of the fly). Estimate the required length of material and tie in the deer hair facing out over the front of the hook. I find it helpful to do a single loop of thread around the bundle of hair to gather the hair together before tying it to the hook shank.
7 - Turn the fly over in your vise (or rotate it over if you have a rotating vice). Choose another small bunch of deer hair for the belly of the fly. Tye in this material facing out over the front of the fly. Make sure the wing is the same length as the top wing.
8 - Run the thread back to where the gills will be located. Pull back firmly on the bundle of deer hair tied on in step 7 to form the belly of the fly.
9 - Turn the fly back over in the vise, and then pull back the deer hair tied in in step 6 (the back of the fly). The fly should now have a semi-round head at the front of the fly.
10 - Whip finish the fly and cut off the white thread. Next tye on with the fl. red thread and form a small band of thread to simulate the gills of a minnow. Whip finish and trim off the thread.
11 - Add the stick on eyes
12 - Epoxy the head of the fly being very careful not to get any epoxy into the eye of the hook. The fly will need to be rotated until the epoxy sets up.