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this is one of my most versitle flies the sub bug is a fly for all conditions use on a floating line and it will fish just sub surface fished on a sink tip line it will fish back at a foot or two under the surface fished on a sinking line it will fish just of the bottom and the der hair head gives it some great pushing water properties deadly for predators

materials list

ex strong tying thread / 6/0 heavy duty aberdeen / pearl flashabou / white schulpin feathers / white bucktail / white deerhair / red deerhair / 5mm conical eyes

step 1...tie in just above the hook point

step 2.. tie in 5 inchs of pearl flashabou making sure you spread it around the hook

step 3...tie in 2 white schulpin feathers on each side of the hook

step 4 ..tie in a pinch of white bucktail on the top of the hook dont worry about flaring of the hair as this closes down giving shape when wet

step.5..tie in a piece of bucktail on either side of the hook and underneath this will help with the body shape 

step 6 ... repeat  step 5 just in front of the last tie in

step 7...tie in 4 inchs of pearl flashabou on the top and bottom of the fly. at this point add a dab of varnish to seal everything in

step 8.. add a piece of deer hair under the hook and place a loose whipping around it

step 9..add another piece on top of the first and tighten down the thread untill it flaires as above

 step 10..add the red deerhair push doen so it goes round the hook then tighten up the thread so it flaires

step 11 continue with the red deerhair till you reach the eye of the hook

step 12..push with thumb and fore finger the deer hair so that each piece is tight against the next

step 13.whip finish and varnish the whipping and youll have something that looks like this

step 14..trim the hair to shape leaving a collor at the back

step 15..any losse or out of shape hair on the front of the head can be touched with a lighter or trimmed what ever you prefer just make sure you get that nice shape

step 16.. add 5mm conical eyes either glue on or epoxy on

the finished fly

the bottom fly has been fished and caught fish but still looks good

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