Thursday, 17 November 2016

Silverside baitfish

Silverside Baitfish

Material list:
Predator Fiber / baitfish Fiber - White and light blue
3D eye
UV and Pearl ICE dubbing
Large pearl lateral line
Saltwater Hook
Lazer Dub

Step by step picture tying instruction:

Prepare thread base on your saltwater hook

Tie in some white fibers

Tie in some UV ICE dubbing

Fold back both the fibers and tie down

reversed tie in some more white fibers, then fold back and tie down

 Repeat same technique, tie in some Pearl ICE dubbing and white fibers

Fold back and tie down, repeat same technique until about 1/3 from the eye

 Tie in the lateral line

Now repeat earlier steps tie in in reversed some blue fibers and Pearl ICE dubbing, fold back then tie down

 Now tie in some lazer Dub on top with some ICE dubbing below
 Fold back and tie down, comb all the fibers

Apply some epoxy on the position of the eye then stick the 3D eye

Cheer... Happy tying

a smaller version about 2"

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sculpin X

Sculpin X

Material List:

Heavy curved hook
Sculpin Helmut
Rabbit Strip
Plastic Fins
Orange ICE Dubbing
Pearl UV Dubbing 

Step by step picture tying instruction:

 Prepare the material as per the picture

 Prepare the thread base

 Tie in the rabbit strip

 Add in some rabbit fibers on top

 Tie in some orange ICE and Pearl UV dubbing

 Do a dubbing loop, twist a rabbit fur brush

 Wind in the rabbit fur brush

 Attached the fins with mono line

 View from bellow

 drop some gel glue and insert the helmut

 Color the sculpin with selected markers

Cheers and happy tying

Monday, 3 October 2016

Foamular of a Simple Foam Cricket

Foam Cricket

Years ago, I was tying realistic fishable Cricket X pattern,  many friends been asking for a simple, effective and durable cricket pattern that can be tie in less than 5 minutes. 
especially for fishing Pacu where we lost the flies almost every bite.

In this pattern, and also all my terrestrial pattern... I have put in a piece of toothpick, to give it a good grip on the hook and foam... this will minimized the fly twisting around the hook. 
It also maximized the gap of the hook.

Material List:
5mm thick close cell foam
Extra thin close cell foam sheet
Bamboo Toothpick
Rubber leg
Pheasant tail fiber

Step by step picture tying instructions:

Prepare the thread base

Cut a piece of Bamboo toothpick same length with the hook shank, tie it in

 Prepare the foam body as per picture

 Tie down the foam body sitting on top the toothpick

 Tie in the legs

 Tie in the legs

 Tie in the wing

 Use needle to bring the Pheasant tail fiber in as the antenna

 Tie in the Thorax ( I like to use Yellow, for better visibility )

 Notice the gap of the hook, and the foam body is flush with the shank

 View from bellow

Drop some black cement as eye... and it's complete

Cheers and Happy tying

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Buggy Crab

Buggy Crab

By playing with mixture of different color fibers.. you can easily tie up different type of crab pattern.. don't need to color with marker and these synthetic fibers absorb very minimal water so make it light to cast... and moves ( alive ) in the water...

Material List:
Saltwater wide gap hook
Mixed of Baitfish and predator fibers
Mono eye
Pink ICE flash 
Rubber legs
Epoxy and UV resin

Step by step picture tying instruction:

 Prepare the thread base and tie in some pink ICE flash or dubbing

 Tie in a pair of rubber leg

 tie in the mono eye

 Tie in the dumbbell at the middle of the hook

 Tie in the pincer

 Turn over and tie in the mixture of Baitfish and predator fiber in V shape

 Then turn over and tie in the 1st pair for rubber legs

 Tie in some white color fibers ( crabs always have a white base )

 Turn over and tie in the 2nd layer of fibers

 Turn over and repeat the same steps, tie in rubber legs and fibers

Tie in the 3rd layer of fibers

 Repeat the same steps and tie in the 3rd and 4th pair of rubber legs

 Turn over and get ready for the 4th layer of fibers

 Tie in the 4th layer of fibers

 Trim the excess fibers

 Trim the crab... top and bottom to the shape

 view from top when it's done

View from bottom when it's done

Cheers and happy tying... :)