Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Fly Candy - Musky madness

Flyzilla (II) - "The Grim Reaper" This was a fun fly to construct. The stinger tail is practically an all black affair with black microbarb saddles, black chicken feathers,some thick holographic tinsel and a 4" inch length of silver mylar tubing unravelled with a tightly packed black spun deer head.

The main body, is again much the same as the tail exept I added a couple of long grizzly microbarb saddles and then followed that with an 8 inch length of silver mylar tubing around the body before adding a collar of black bucktail,several short white microbarb saddles and a tightly packed spun deerhair head. Then finished off the fly with shaped piece of foam to give it bouyancy.

Man I took this out for a swim the other day & was blown away with how well the beast not only pushed water but pulsed and glimmerd with the silver mylar tubing around it. The only problem with these flies is that its so hard to part with them once I've finished one. Mark, thanks for leaving such positive words regarding these flies in the previous flies comments section mate.


Jerome_S said...

All-black colored, just a small touch of white and incredibly effective... this could be called the Dan Carter fly :).
Again, congratulations Simon. I'm totally fan.

MultiJim said...

Absolutely stunning, perhaps not an everyday fly for most of us but you have to admire Simon(the tier) for pushing the boundaries, truly at the top of his game by some margin!

Looks almost predator like with the hackles!

The African Fly Angler said...

Awesome fly Simon. That thing will scare the bejeezes out of the tiny trout that I fish for.:-)

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Cheers for big up lads,much appreciated.

Mac-xav said...

Bonjour Simon
elle est simplement magnifique!!!
du grand Art