Thursday, September 30, 2010
Articulated Flies (variants of String Leeches) - Part 2: Articulated Grayling, step by step
Make "articulated base" with a hook on a string. The weighted fore part has a shank of a big double hook and a sinker - flat piece of lead. The total length of this base for taimen fly should be 8-10 cm.
Start with the "decoration" of the hook:
Tie on a bunch of white bucktail, make several half-hitches, and cut the line. Put on the knot some head-cement.
Tie on a bunch of white synthetic fibers or bucktail
add brown ostrich
and two dyed red grizzly hackle - one of east side of the fly
top with some strands of Copper Crystal Flash
and dark brown ostrich
Make a head out of braided mular tubing
tie it near the hook eye
Glue the eyes
and fihish the fly.
"Grayling" works well for Siberian taimen is such rivers as Bichi & Tugur.
To be continued