I N T H E S A LT
A F LY F I S H I N G M A G A Z I N E
MATERIALS Hook - TMC 800S #8, #6 or #4 (I prefer #6) -this is one of my favourite hooks, super strong with very sharp stainless steel. They have outperformed any other brand of hooks to be found in sizes 4-8. Thread - Flat waxed Nylon (Salmon Pink)
Egg Sac – Bright Orange Chenille Body – Pearl mylar wrapped over thread Wing – Bucktail flanked by 2 saddle tips
Eyes - Black Nickle Eyes to suit depth Step 1 - Lay a bed of thread the length of the shank of the hook and then tie in the eyes about the width of 1.5 hook eyes back from the eye of the hook.
Step 2 - Tie in the chenille to form the egg sac at the bend of the hook.
Step 4 - Tie in a sparse clump of Step 5 - Tie in a saddle tip that is bucktail in front of the eyes and the length of the bucktail. extending no further back than the length of the hook behind the hook bend.
Step 3 - Tie in the pearl mylar and wrap forward and tie off in front to the eyes.
Step 6 - Finished fly