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I've been having a ton of success this season fishing these nymphs tied on jig hooks with tungsten beads. https://youtu.be/cvEirtABBC0 Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail Nymph fly pattern recipe Hook: Partridge SUJ #10-16 or similar jig hook Bead: Gold tungsten (3.3mm for #12) Thread: Rusty Brown 8/0 (70d) Hot Spot: Floss (hot color) Tail & body: 6-8 pheasant tail fibers or CDL fibers Rib: Copper Ultrawire (sm) Thorax: Peacock herl Good luck.
Hi all, after having seen some posts on Jack Field's instagram about using tungsten "thread" (really a thing tungsten wire) instead of normal tying thread, I'm curious if any forum members use it regularly or at all. I can definately see how tying with tungsten wire can pack on weight without bulking up the profile of the fly, but is the effect significant compared to weighting flies with lead and using a thin conventional thread? Is the difference worth the cost of tungsten wire? It sounds like a cool concept bur im concerned with the ability to make neat/invisible whip finishes in front of dubbing collars etc.
This video teaches you the step by step process on tying Charlie Craven's Blue Poison Tung. This is a fantastic midge pattern that is nice and heavy and just flat out catches fish. Materials: Hook: Daiichi 1120 #16-20 Bead: Tungsten Silver Thread: UTC 70 Blue Dun Rib: Ultra Wire Gun Metal Blue Small Thorax: Ice Dub UV Grey