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NAYAT HAIR BAITFISH
Heres step by step
for a very easy and effective baitfish have it as big or as small as you like
or whatever colour you like, looks great in the water

 

You will need 

 

 

 

Nayat hair
(www.foxy-tails.co.uk)
8mm 3d eyes (www.deercreek.co.uk

 

Phantom thread
Esox 1 -  6/0
Oliive flashabou
Croc glue

 

 

 

1 – Take your phantom thread and tie on from the
hook eye back to a point level with hook point as 

 

 

 

2 – Take a whole
length of nayat hair (not to thick) and cut at the base and lay to one side

 

 

 

3 – Add a very fine
coating of croc glue (this makes the whipping bombproof and gives the nayat
something to bond to)

 

 

 

4 – Place the nayat
on the hook shank and gently press down so it goes all around the hook
shaft,  leave a small area behind the
hook eye as above , this will be for the next section of nayat ,the length you
have on this first piece will ultimately be the final length of the fly

 

 

 

5 – Next take a
section of your back colour and tie it in on top of the first white piece as
above and remembering to leave that small clear area behind the hook eye

 

 

 

6 – take a small
amount of flashabou (take a whole length of the material rather than having odd
lengths left of the hank) and tie in at the head of the fly on the clear bit
you left behind you can see this in the photo below 

 

 

 

7 – Now we take
another full length section of white nayat and place under the hook facing forward,
again on the bare hook shank area and add a little dab of croc glue to secure,
then take a section of your back colour and tie in the same as the white but on
the top

 

 

 

8 – Take a pen tube
and hollow tie (pushing the materials backwards with the pen to give body
volume without the weight) you can see that the flashabou sits nicely in the
material also 

 

 

 

9 – Once you have
pushed back with the pen hold the material with your thumb and fore finger and
remove the pen, then whip the material down to secure (I add a dash of varnish
to secure and protect the thread)

 

 

 

10 – Take another
long section of flashabou (half a dozen strands) and tie onto the whipping
before the varnish dries, we are now ready for the last 2 pieces of nayat to
make the head profile

 

 

 

11 – we now do steps
7 and 8 again but this time you want to use half the amount of nayat , and also
add in a few more strands of flashabou facing forward , this time you should
also cut of the excess behind the thread , this allows for a less bulky nose to
the fly 

 

 

 

12 – This is what you
should have ready to hollow tie back; you can see where ive trimmed the waste
behind the thread

 

 

 

13 – Follow step 8
again and just allow the flashabou to sit naturally where it wants to go

 

 

 

14 – once hollow tied
finish off with a few wraps , then a small amount of varnish to secure 

 

 

 

15 – There you have
the basic fish shaped nayat fly now we are ready for the eye

 

 

 

16 – The eyes have a
sticky backing so you can test for the best position before you start to apply
the epoxy once your happy with where the eyes are going take them off

 

 

 

17 – I use a small
amount of 5 min epoxy ( z poxy is the only one I use ) if im doing a lot of the
same fly ill use a longer setting epoxy so mix the epoxy up (cocktail sticks
are good for this) although I have an old wine cork with a darning needle stuck
into it 

 

 

 

18 – take a blob of
epoxy and push it through the material , this will give you the weight the fly
needs for the dying fish movement in the water and a firm base for the eyes to
stick to
 

 

 

 

19 – Place some more
epoxy to the side where the eye is going to go and place the eye on and leave
to set

 

 

and there you have it
a bloody great looking baitfish , of course you can choose what ever colors
you like these just float my boat for the predators , and action these flies
have in the water is stunning due to the fluid movement of the nayat , it
Really is an amazingly easy fly to tie have a go
 

 

Mcfluffchucker 

 

(A cave in Scotland)



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