Winter '08 Swap Fly #2- The Deep Blue Poison Tung (Craven) - Colorado Fishing Forum

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Winter '08 Swap Fly #2- The Deep Blue Poison Tung (Craven)

Here's one from Charlie's site. (The Miracle Midge is actually on there too, didn't know that until just now). Pretty easy to tie, and a killer pattern.

Materials:
Hook- TMC 2487 #16-20 (could go a little smaller probably)
Thread- Gray 8/0 Uni-Thread
Bead- Silver Tungsten Bead Size 2mm
Rib- Peacock Blue Lagartun Wire Size Fine
Head- UV Gray Ice Dub

Finished Fly:
Thanks for the picture again Jim.


Steps:
1. Put the bead on the hook and slide it up to the eye.
2. Start the thread and wrap back just enough to secure the tag end.
3. Tie in a piece of the wire, along the near side of the hook, to about half way down the bend.
4. Wrap back to the head, while forming a smooth body with a slight taper.
5. Wrap the wire up to the bead with about 7 turns, and tie it off.
6. Dub a very small amount of dubbing right behind the bead. Don't make it much larger than the size of the bead.
7. Whip finish just behind the bead.
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