Flatten the end of some 100LB Fluorocarbon with pliers.
Attach to hook with the flattened side.
Secure with some CCG Hydro.
Measure a piece of tubing and mark it, so that you know where to stop tying.
Put the tube onto a Tubeflyholder. Doesen't have to be as fancy as this one ;-)
Spin some Bucktail around the shank. DON'T use to much! As we are doing this a couple of times the fly is going to get too dense otherwise.
Add some Copper Flash a bit longer than the Bucktail, fold over. Use your Thumbnail to roll it around the upper side. Top it with some strands of Mirage Fringe.
From now on I'm using some UV-Glue after every step.
Tie in some Bucktail reverse style and secure.Make sure its evenly distributed around the shank.
Fold back and do a couple of wraps in front of it. Don't wrap over the Bucktail itself.
Add more Flash. This time pearl.
Roll it around the upper side, the same as with the copper.
Add two grizzly hackles. One on each side, as long as the Bucktail.
Again reverse tie some buck tail and fold back. Here you can see as well how nicely the ends of the fibers cover the previous tying spot. Together with the glue, toothy fish have a hard time ripping this fly apart.
Tie some Mirage Slit Fringe like a hackle. make two to three turns. I can really recommend this material. It mimics the colors of its surroundings and reflects nearly 100% of the incoming light. If you want a flashy fly, there's nothing better out there as far as I know. At this point I also added two another long hackles like previous, but I missed to take a picture.
Reverse tie some more bucktail
and fold back.
Tie in a piece of Mylar Tubing
and fold back over itself aswell.
Take some eyes of your choice.
Secure with some superglue gel.
Make a nice head. For this I'm often using Bug Bond as it doesn't stay sticky.
Put the hook back into the vise and add a glass rattle. Reinforce with some CCG Hydro.
Add some UV red Marabou as gills/blood.
Before adding superglue make sure the tube has the right size and can swing freely without touching the point of the hook.
After adding super glue, slide the tube onto the Fluorocarbon. Make sure that it sits correct and hold until the glue sets.
To get a better hookup ratio cut the fibers above the point of the hook.
Now the Hookpoint can swing out and back in.
The finished fly.If you rinse it with hot water, you are directly seeing a nice fish shape which is going to stay like this. Otherwise just go fishing, the fly is going to look like this afterwards anyhow.Hope you like this fly as much as I do.Tight lines!