Mirage 4

Several years ago, I conceived a extended body achievable using several materials, elk hair, fibers of pheasant, goose and other large birds, polypropylene, foam and more. The body is obtained by forming a loop with one of the materials cited that is closed with the tying thread. I called loop body View more...
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Mirage 4
List of materials
Thread 8/0 Hook grub size 14/16/18/20 Tails: Pheasant fibers, Moose hairs, Nylon fibers. Body and wings: A CDC hackle.
Steps

Step 1

Take a CDC hackle.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 1

Step 2

Tie a CDC hackle on a grub hook, as if I were tying the Mirage.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 2

Step 3

At the extremities of the body, I put a loop of steel wire or nylon, which allows me to create another loop with the hackle.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 3

Step 4

After tying the CDC loop on the hook, I insert the tails inside it. Tails can be natural, for example, moose hairs, fibers of pheasant or tails of nylon. I insert the fibers in the CDC loop crossing them; that tie on one side of the loop comes out the other end and vice versa. In doing so, the tails remain apart.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 4

Step 5

Keeping in slight tension the CDC loop, with the help of the loop of metal wire, I wrap around it the tying thread, coils wide.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 5

Step 6

When I reach the end of the extended body, I stop.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 6

Step 7

Turning back, crossing the coils of tying thread with those previously wrapped.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 7

Step 8

Cut the tip of hackle.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 8

Step 9

From now on I proceed as if I were tying the Mirage: holding the hackle for the base, I do converge fibers to get wings.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 9

Step 10

Cut the excess of the hackle.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 10

Step 11

Tie the head of the fly.

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 11

Step 12

Fly finished

Fly tying - Mirage 4  - Step 12

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