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Sherbet Bugger tied by letumgoFly Type: Streamers
, General Freshwater
, Target Species: Steelhead
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Northwest US
, Western Canada
, Eastern Canada
, Material List:
Hook - Daiichi (Size 8 - 2XL Standard Nymph Hook)
3/16" Gold Bead (Slipped on hook before tying fly)
Thread - UNI-Stretch (Chinese Red or your color of choice)
Tail - White Marabou (Very Sparse) - The length of the tail should be ~1.5 to 2 times the length of the hook.
Flash - Two strands of Mirage Flashabou on each side of the tail.
Butt - UNI-Stretch (Same as tying thread).
Hackle - Grizzle Saddle Hackle (Slightly oversized)
Front Body - One Strand of Craft Trim Yarn (Orange, Yellow and Rasberry work great or use a color of your choice)
Head - Tying thread whip finished twice.Tying Instructions:
- Slip the bead onto the hook and slid it up to the eye of the hook. Mount the hook in the vice.
- Attach the UNI-Stretch ("thread") to the hook just behind the bead . Wrap the thread in close wraps all the way to the bend of the hook and back to the bead. This lays down a good foundation for the rest of the fly.
- Choose a nice wispy piece of white marabou and cut a section that is roughly 2.5 to 3 times the length of the hook. Tye it in at the front of the hook so that tail extends past the bend by roughly 1.5 to 2 times the hook length. The tail should be sparse.
- Tye in two strands of Mirage Flashabou on each side of the tail. The flash should extend slightly beyond the end of the tail.
- Wrap the tying thread forward towards the bead to form the butt of the fly. The wraps should be very close together to cover the white marabou. The front end of the butt should be directly over the point of the hook.
- Tye in a saddle hackle by the tip and pull on the feather to make the barbs all stand out at a 90° to the center stem.
- Tye in a single ply (strand) of the orange craft yarn and wind your tying thread to the bead at the front of the hook.
- Wrap the yarn to the bead and tye off.
- Wrap the grizzly hackle to the front of the hook and tye off. Five or six wraps is plenty of hackle. The grizzly hackle gives a nice ribbing effect over the orange yarn.
- Form a small collar behind the bead with the tying thread then whip finish twice.
Add a drop of head cement to finish the fly.
Repeat process another 11 times and take your dozen new flies fishing... Presentation Tips:
Down and across.