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 Tie a high tie

 

Variant using different materials

 

Materials list

6/0 octopuss hook

Clear mono tying thread

Yellow orvis supreme hair

Chartreuse s.f fibre

Orange chenille

6mm jurassic eyes

epoxy

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Firstly tie in your thread just behind the hook eye your tying space is very small to give maximum movement to the fly

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Secure in a short length of supreme hair around 4 inchs it can be more or less size wise depending on what size hook and fly size you want to make

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Next tie in your chenille and secure with a couple of wraps

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Now wrap a couple of turns around the base of the ultra hair and use some hackle pliers to hold in place

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Next add a slightly longer piece of ultra hair than the last piece you tied in

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Next bring your chenille right the way to the hook eye and tie off

 

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Bring you thread back down to the base of the second piece of chenille you tied in (using clear mono means that it will become invisible once epoxy or varnish goes on it)

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Now tie in a third piece of ultra hair this will give the over all belly shape of the fly

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Next step is to start tying in the s.f fibre the first piece you tie in will be the same length as the last piece of ultra hair you tied in, this will determine the over all length of your fly

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Add a second smaller length of s.f fibre and tie off (now you can use 3 or more progressively shorter pieces but s.f is quite bushy so you should only need 2 but add more if you like )

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After whipping the head will look like this ready for the eyes to be attatched the chenille will give a nice orange throat between the eyes and an extra little bit of sparkle

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After the eyes are epoxyd in this is your finished fly , you can off course epoxy right round the eye making a bubble head but ive found through trial and error that your just as well sticking them on , if you haven’t got epoxy then superglue will do the same job  




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