This is an extended body dry fly. This type of fly is rather difficult to tie, because you need to criss-cross wrap the thread out to the end of the body and back in mid-air off the hook, and let the delicate tails extend beyond the body.
But it allows you to use a smaller, lighter hook which usually stays above the water, and you achieve a very realistic mayfly pattern. There are no Jungle Cock eyes, but there is ginger hackle, fine grey deer hair body and tail, and foam wings cut to shape and colored…
The downsides of this tie are that it’s very time consuming to tie and vulnerable to damage. If you catch a trout, it may be history. But then you caught a trout.
This is my first Fly to ever make. I learned a couple things while making it. 1) I could use a third hand. 2) It’s alot harder than it looks. Don’t bother asking me what kind it is because ” I don’t know ” and I’m sure it doesn’t fit into any class… Anyway , this is my Fly to enter into Forrest’s ” Fly Challenge “
I hand tied this one using my needle nose pliers . It’s not pretty but I suppose it would do the job. Made from deer hair and coyote fur & thym. Doesn’t have a name. !!!!
I call her “Beauty”, and as you can see this is one good looking fly! I used a plastic rubber mold casted body for durability under fishing duress. I chose the near extinct sand flowing hair of the Barbie Cocke (doesn’t matter how I say it… it sounds wrong). Topping the golden hair is a duo of proven Bass lure colors in the “cotton candy” hair bow and frill skirt. The skirt scantily camouflages her size 2 Octopus barbed hook, ideal for luring 8 trout in at a time. Finishing off the visible touches is a ruby red lipstick to match her passionate eyes. Every fly I make has to be stored for 48 hours beside my good luck charm “Cardiac Carl”, in order to imbue the tiny weapon with his magical properties.
Hello everyone ,
I have already sent a pic of my first fly ever to tie and after looking at other flies online I determined that my first fly looked like an over sized Mosquito that was crossbred to a dragon fly 🙂 . So I decided to tie some more and update everyone on my progress. I sure have a long way to go before I can say I’m qualified enough to give advice on this subject. These are my ” second , third , fourth and fifth ” flies to ever tie in my life…..and I feel like I’m improving . Now I just need to get a fly rod and test the ones that I have . I don’t know if trout will eat these or run for cover. anyways it will be fun trying them out.
Thanks Forrest for the ” Fly Challenge “. I have had a blast .
” LET’S GO FISHING ” Sincerely, Focused
This is the Redneck River Reverberator. Nice M-80, disguised with turkey feathers. Fly rod is optional. Guaranteed to bring up the big ones. Even those finicky fish. Forrest, can I come fish in your pond?
There are more things wrong with it than right but I don’t think that matters.