Thursday, 31 December 2009
Here's another Bill fish fly I tied up last week. I 1st tied on some long White,Brown & Grizzly microbarb saddle hackles near the bend of the hook.Then added a clump of black bucktail around the hook shaft. Then followed that with some Gold,Brown & Black fine tinsel for the main body and tail. I then repeated the microbarb combinations with shorter feathers. Then palmered on two burnt orange marabou hairline feathers at the front and finished the fly off with a couple of 15mm rattle eyes, bugbonded together. Total length of the fly 280mm tied onto a Gamakatsu 8/0 SL12 big saltwater hook.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
This a a copy of a saltwater pattern...don't know the name given to it but I was sent some from James a while back which have been a surprisingly good Perch fly,so I decided to tie up a couple more. Red arctic fox for gills,yellow/white bucktail,then some purple UV krinkle flash followed by some silver krinkle flash and finished off with a couple of peacock hurl feathers. Bugbonded the eyes as well.
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
These are some Juvenile sand ells 90 mm long. For the tail and main body I Combined small helpings of white slinky fiber with small sprigs of white bucktail with a few strands of Silver FFF krinkle flash,blue frizz fiber,Purple UV krinkle flash and a couple of peacock hurl feathers for lateral lines.
With the heads I wrapped Holographic Xmas Tinsel around the hook shaft up to the hook eye. Super glued a couple of 3D eyes on and then Bugbonded over them. This has not only given the fly a slight bit of weight ....which I was looking for, but has brought out the holographic tinsel along the hook shaft nicely.
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Trimming the head
Saturday, 26 December 2009
These have been great tube fly to fish with this last season. The Red/White ones have been by fay my most productive colour combo.The second from the bottom has a red arctic fox head dubbing looped with some Red krinkle flash tied in along its flanks. The top Brown/Yellow has a decent amount of Gold/Brown tinsel flash tied in above the yellow raccoon zonker strip as well as a generous helping of Fosfori hair for glow in the dark attractant. The bottom one here has an Orange arctic fox head dubbing looped with plenty of Gold/Brown & Black tinsel flash tied over the Brown Raccoon zonker strip. I like to use use coneheads on most of my tube flies purely because they add a little weight to the front of the fly which in turn gives it a nice undulating movement under the water.
Friday, 25 December 2009
I very rarely tie these kinda flies purely because I find it a complete waist, tying a whole fly with Flash tinsel, but I did with these ones purely because I had so much of it lying around. Based on a small baitfish we have here around Replot I've used Pearl angel hair for the under body then a mixture of Green,Blue,Black,Brown & Gold flash tinsel above that then bugbonded the head.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Another bill fish monstrosity 180mm long. Here I've combined grizzly & white micro-barb saddle hackles with White bucktail and added a splash of purple UV & silver FFF krinkle flash tied on to a Tiemco 600sp 6/0 hook. 12mm rattle eyes were added last. Would it be good for pike....I'll leave that up to you to decide!
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Monday, 21 December 2009
The name say's it a really. a length of raccoon fur 70mm tied onto the back of the tube. Then a mixture of dark/light FFF sea flash with UV flashaboy. I then dubbing looped some chartreuse raccoon in front of that for the head. Finished of the fly with a couple of eyes and a brass conehead.
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My kinda multi species fly....which I'm sure it would be also great for snotrockets,and especially Musky.
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Sunday, 20 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
This one has Silver FFF krinkle flash
This one has yellow bucktail and some Flouro yellow FFF krinkle flash
Another natural baitfish pattern but with pink FFF krinkle flash
This one has Turquoise bucktail and arctic blue FFF krinkle flash tied on
Friday, 18 December 2009
I wont bang on about it now but in a month I’ll write a full review on it. To have a look at it more closely then click the links or the image to visit the Jvice website….Cheers pops.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Slinky zonker streamers have worked really well for this season. This one has a blue rabbit zonker tied on to the back of the hook bunny bug stylie. Then I add Orange Slinky fibers in front of that with some FFF Flash as well. Both these have weed strimmer chord guards attached. Great fly for weed beds and patroling the bottom.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Here are a couple of Saltwater critters for the new saltwater range I'm putting together. I've used this fly for donkeys years and was very productive for me in South Africa & Australia.
Marabou hairline & a splash of white bucktail make up the tails. Body is either Olive or Blue polar chenille or a combination of both. The neck is a small sprig of similar colour bucktail to the tail and the head is a small pair of dumb bell eyes inverted,tied on to a Tiemco 811s 3/0 saltwater fly hook.
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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Probably the main pitfall with using many epoxies is that they turn yellow after sometime, especially once exposed to sunlight and it’s hard to eradicate air bubbles that occur during mixing. The difference with “Bug-Bond” is that it’s resistant to yellowing when exposed to sunlight and also has a degree of flexibility when cured while leaving no visible bubbles & lastly has been designed to be optically perfect and when cured correctly to have a tack free surface.
What I particularly like about this fantastic product is it is extremely easy to not only apply, but with the use of the special UV lamp that comes with the kit, I’m able to cure the resin within seconds, thus cutting down not only on the time but the hassle that normal 5 min epoxies have given me in the past. The specific weight is very near to or the same as some brands of epoxy resin that were weighed in the laboratory. Bug-Bond is more fluid than epoxy resin and will soak into fibers and when cured to form a stable composite.
Sure there’s been a couple of alternative products available on the market now for a few years coming from the States’ but I’ve found that delivery of these products from distributors has been long winded so to have a product available to me here in Europe is a god sent. In short Bug-Bond is easy to apply, easy to cure and with care – no waste! There have been a few innovations & products that I have embraced over the last 5 yrs and “Bug-Bond” is one of those. If you are into fly-tying as much as I am I whole heartedly advise getting yourselves a kit.
Bug-Bond comes in a 20 ml bottle with a standard nozzle that you can cut the tip off to apply but probably the best solution is to use the optional Pro-Tip kit
I should mention that the UV light is not a toy and should be kept out of the reach of children… UV safety glasses are also recommended. Lastly I would like to also say that I received no money from Bugbond for this review in any shape or form in fact I have just bought myself a new complete kit from them through paypal.
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