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Salt water / Pike & Fry bashing uses.

 
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Colin M Boyd
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Salt water / Pike & Fry bashing uses. Reply with quote

Colin M Boyd wrote:
Step 1.
Place a size 1 hook in the vice and run invisible thread along the shank for no more that 5mm.


Step 2.
Snip a piece of Belly White FishFur and tie in on top of the hook shank.


Step 3.
Grasp the Belly and turn it around the hook so that it is under the hook shank. This method is a lot easier that trying to tie a belly in under the hook.


Step 4.
Separate the Belly in to two half's on each side of the hook with scissors or similar. Then stroke the FishFur back so that it becomes one piece again with the hook in the middle.


Step 5.
Snip a piece of coloured FishFur the same length as the belly and tie in on top of the hook shank.


Tie off with a whip finish. Use a spot of superglue to secure the invisible thread.

Stroke the FishFur in to a fish shape. Use fingers or an old comb.


Step 6.
Apply eyes.

Use a scissor point or needle to remove one eye from the card. Try to get the eye to stick to your scissor point or needle. Place the eye where you want it using the scissor point or needle. When happy press the eye in to the FishFur and at he same time remove your scissor point or needle.

If not %100 happy with the security of the eyes you can use 2 part Epoxy to build a small head on the fly.


Use indelible permanent markers to colour your fly or leave as is. If you want really straight lines marked with your markers then use a bulldog clip on the FishFur. Hold the FishFur away from the hook and clamp your bulldog clip near the head. Stroke a marker along the edge of the clip. This will leave a straight line on the fly. Remove the clip and move up the fly as much as you think and then repeat. Clip not used in the example.
Invisible thread can be coloured with the same markers.


To build a longer fly you can start the process further along the hook shank. Use a smaller piece of FishFur on the rear. Then a larger piece and so on until you have the desired shape. Twist the belly under the hook as above then repeat the same process for the top wing.



To add additional flash. Use a piece of sparkly material twice the length that you require. Tie in the sparkly material on one side of the hook after the belly section. Fold the remainder around the hook so that its on the opposite side of the hook and secure with 2 or 3 turns of invisible thread. This ensures that no material will ever come loose.

Everything you need to tie this fly is available from www.fish4ituk.co.uk including SWFF starter Kits.
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FishFur

FishFur is a synthetic fibre that is soft and mobile in the water. Pre-tapered for easy tying of Salt and Pike flies. Virtually indestructible and sheds water on the first back cast.
This new material could replace marabou as the standard winging choice on lures and cormorants.

FishFur is available here. http://www.fish4ituk.co.uk/catalog2/index.php under SWFF.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd intended tieing up some salt water patterns for some time and when Colin mentioned his starter kits I thought it was well worth trying. Anyway I followed the step by step above, using the stuff in the kit and pretty quickly came up with a few flies which to me at least look like they would work well.

The fish fur looks like it may well be useful in trout pattterns too, once the fry bashing has started Smile

Paul.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All

Also had one of the salt water kits off Colin, include all the materials you need for tying salt water flies at a very reasonable price. Have tied some flies up will see if I can get a photo up on here. Anyone wanting to start tying SWFF flies I highly recommend one of these, or others who already SWFF, the fishy fur gives a great effect on the flies

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