Giuseppina

Wanting to get an imitation of ephemeral like the Mirage, but even smaller, I thought of using, in alternative of a full CDC feather, a simple fibers bundle and, after several tests, I put togheter a dressing to which I gave the name of my sister, Giuseppina. I tie this pattern using a fibers bundl View more...
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Giuseppina
List of materials
Thread 14/0 Hooks grub size from 18 to 30 Tails, body and wings : CDC fibers
Steps

Step 1

Make an incision, which divides in half the face of a foam parallelepiped.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 1

Step 2

Insert a CDC feather into the incision.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 2

Step 3

Keeping together the fibers that come out from the incision, I cut flush with the face of the parallelepiped.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 3

Step 4

The CDC fibers bundle.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 4

Step 5

Fix the fibers bundle next to the eye of a grub hook, so as to obtain the wings of the fly.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 5

Step 6

Keeping the excess of the fibers of the wings slightly in tension, I wrap the tying thread spiral up to the lenght of the extended body.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 6

Step 7

Go back with the tying thread to the base of the wings ever with open spiral wraps of tying thread.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 7

Step 8

Go front the wings with the thread and then slightly back to make vertical wings, after I tie the head of the fly.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 8

Step 9

Trim the fibers that exceed from the extended body, leaving 2 or 3 to imitate the tail of the fly.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 9

Step 10

Trim the tail excess.

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 10

Step 11

Fly finished

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 11

Step 12

Fly tied on hook Vince Marinaro size 26

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 12

Step 13

Fly tied on hook TMC 2488 size 30

Fly tying - Giuseppina - Step 13

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