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Black widow angel streamer
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Fly Type: Tube Fly,
Target Species: Pike,
Recommended Region: General Europe,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Black schlappen feather
Olive Chinese hackle feathers
Black ostrich hurl feathers
Olive raccoon fur
Red Arctic fox fur
Tying Instructions: Step 1.
Start by running your thread along the length of the hook shaft. I used a Gamakatsu big game saltwater hook size 6/0. Depending on the colour of the Ostrich hurl will depend on the colour of the schlappen & hackle feathers you use. Here I used a black schlappen feather at the back with 2 Olive Chinese neck hackles in front on either side of the hook. Cut the excess away & place a small dab of head cement or super glue over the area.
Make a dubbing loop (You do this by extending your cotton down some 200mm then loop it over your finger ,then loop it back over the hook. Take a few turns around it on both sides to hold it in place) and hook your griffin spinning loop tool between the cotton. Then place a 15mm strip of Olive arctic fox fur between. As I mentioned depending on what colours you are using will depend on the colour of the fur.
Cut the leather strip away and push the fur up as close to the cotton as possible.
Then spin the loop tool sufficiently for the fur to become tightly spun. Wet fingers and pull any excess fur away from the mass of spun fur.
Palmer the fur onto the hook remembering to pull the fur backwards with each turn you make around the hook shaft. This will act as slight ridge for when you lay the ostrich hurl over the top of it.
Take you ostrich hurl and cut 30 or so of the longest feathers. I used olive 1st with this fly. I like to use the longest towards the back as it gives the fly length and volume when in the water. Take clumps of three at a time and wrap ¾ away around the hook, leaving the bottom free. Cut excess material away and place a dab of super glue over it.
Make your second dubbing loop and place another 15mm of artic fox fur between and follow the same process as steps 2/3/4.
Now place a row of either the same coloured feathers, or in this case I used black as in step 5.
Make your 3rd dubbing loop with artic fox fur and then cover with another section of Ostrich hurl feathers
Now make your 4th dubbing loop with artic fox except this time use a strip around 80mm. Whip finish with a drop of head cement then stick some eyes on if you want.. I’ve used Gator eyes here from Deer creek
Presentation Tips: This can be fished with floating,Intermediate or fast sinking.Short sharp strips are required to get the best from this flies feathers
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