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MONO EYE THORAX DAMSEL
tied by Jimmy Aw
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: ,
Recommended Region: Other,
Hook : Daiichi, Size 14, Standard Nymph Hook, Micro Barb
Thread : Danville Spider wire, Ultra Fine
Upper Body : Olive Marabou feathers, from a twisted bunch of 3-4 fibres. Fine Wire Lead of 4-5 coils.
Lower body : Olive Marabou feathers, from a twisted bunch of 2 fibres. (Prefer finer tips of marabou feathers.)
Tail : Olive Marabou Feather tips.
Thorax : Pleasant Feather
Legs : Fibres of Partridge feathers
Eyes : Burnt Mono Eyes (50lb mono)
Head : Same pleasant feather as thorax.
Tying Instructions: 1) Prepare Burn Mono Eyes. Use candle/lighter to burn both ends of 50lb mono line to form the eyes.
2) Tie approximately ¾ length thread bedding on the hook shank starting with the hook eye. Also include 7 to 8 rounds of lead wire around the front, secure the lead wire coils. Then tie down mono eyes.
3) Cut & tie about 10 Marabou fibre tips to form tail.
4) Tie down 2-3 Marabou fibres & twist to form a marabou core. Wrap the marabou around the hook shank until desired length.
5) Tie down a fold of pleasant feathers.
6) Continue the dubbing process of wrapping the marabou feathers around the lead coil till mono eyes.
7) Tie Pleasant feathers on the other end to form the thorax now. Tie down the pleasant feathers another wrap to form the head.
Tie in patridge feather fibres.
9) Finish the securing at the hook eye with super glue
Presentation Tips: My main target for this fly is for anything which do not mind a nymph or two especially formulated for local carps. This fly's sinking rate can be adjusted by the amount of lead coil it holds on the hook shank. Work this fly slow and steady with tiny twitches at times. Usually if the water takes a slow drift from the current or wind, you will find that this fly would be fished with much ease.
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