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BIG BAITFISH

WITH DYCKERS FIBRE 

ive mentioned a lot lately about with dyckers fibre , the stuff is really amazing and has outclassed the traditional EP fibre in my tying of large lightweight flies and a lot cheaper and more in a pack if you want to check them out then the link is here https://www.dyckers.com/product-category/shop-tying/dyckersfibers/  

i have been requested to a photo step by step so here it is , feel free to share to any forums or websites 


for this tye im using white  for the body and olive for the back , pretty much a classic colouration 


the hook is a 6/0 czt which if you want to purchase you can find here czt predator hook my reason for using this type of hook is that your not actually using a lot of material on the actual fly is very mobile in the water and also you spend less time untangling fibres as happens in j hooks sometimes , this hook has the same amount of hook ups as other hooks and i fish it with confidence .


using mono thread i tye a few starter wraps finishing in line with the hookpoint  i also add a little varnish on the wraps to secure in place 


with dyckers as in other fibres less is always more and this about the size you need , take enough so you can still see your hand through it 


with your thumb and forefinger pull on the ends so you form a taper , this makes a nice transition from the body to the tail 


tye half of the fibre out to the back and half towards the front of the hook eye  


take your front piece and fold underneath splitting equal amounts on each side of the hook , this is where the tapering you did takes effect in starting to create a profile shape 


repeat the first steps on your next piece , this is tyed in just above your first tye 


once whipped down add a touch of varnish to secure 


with your next piece take a full length of fibre and fold in half and the cut it , keep both pieces together and give it a slight taper by pulling the ends , not too much and have half toward the back and half towards the front   


tye in right in front of your last tye and fold the front part back underneath the the hook shank , by doing this you get a great body profile 


next take a length of dykers and cut in half and give yourself a long taper by pulling the ends a few inchs out , tye in so half is towards the back and half towards the front , then fold under and whip down and apply varnish you can see a nice profile starting to happen  


next we add some flash , in this case i use gold Angelina fibre which is pretty much the same as angel hair but cheaper , so take a small clump straight from the packet , no adjustments needed 


again tye in half to the back and half to the front and add a touch of varnish with the tip of a dubbing needle on the whipping to secure then the front section folds under the the hook shank and whip down


next we take some chartreuse Angelina fibre as much or as little as you like , i tend not to use lots using the old adage , less is more  


as with the gold flash half in the back and half in the front and add a touch of varnish to secure


fold back and on the top only and secure 


now we take a full length of  thin olive and lay along the back again with a slight taper by pulling the ends , the end result on this is to have about a quarter of the tapered fibre out the front   


after folding back tye off 


next mix up some five min epoxy (if your doing a few then use 30 min epoxy , i find i can do 5 flies with 5 min before its to solid to use 


with your dubbing needle work the epoxy into the fibre on both sides , i also add a little to your finished whipping to make it bomb proof 


 add your chosen eyes (12mm in this case) and apply a little pressure to force the epoxy through the fibre and to make sure epoxy covers the back of the eye 


and there you have it a fine looking pike snack , of course you can use whatever colours you like this is just a standard way of tying a a great baitfish pattern 

again please feel free to share but please drop me a note as to where its being used , contact details are at the top left of the blog 

mcfluffchucker 
(a cave in scotland)


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