Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Micro Barb Shrimp

Micro Barb Shrimp

This is a pattern inspired by the Micro Barb Crab which designed by David Samuel... everyone was looking at Micro Barb for dry flies... but David put it into a crab pattern. 
I would have to say it's a very interesting idea... it does not even look like a crab to me... :-p

He put it in with valid reason, as the Micro Barb Crab is created for Bonefish, he wants to create a lot of sand 'Smoke' on the base when he strip.... well... he did it... and the Bonefish love it

Material list

Gamakatsu -Bonefish hook size 8
Black bead chain
PRISM Ice dub - pink
Rabbit Zonker or Marabou in light Dun or white
Micro Barb in light Dun or light dray / beight
Barred Silileg

Step by step tying instructions:
 Prepare the thread base

Tie in some Rabbit Zonker / Marabou
 Tie in a pair of flash

Tie in the Sililegs

Tie in the bead chain ( as the eye and to counter the hook's weight )

Wind in some Ice dub

Tie in the Micro Barb hackle

I would like to cover the hook a little bit more with extra fiber ( optional step )

Wind in some Ice Dub... I choose pink, but you can play with the color you like to match with the shrimp color in your water

Wind in the hackle, tie down and trim the extra

Trim the fibers at the bottom... this will help the pattern sit properly on the ground...
as you can see, there are a lot of fiber and materials on the top... This will help make sure the hook point up when the fly drop in the water... just simple water resistant principle...

Brush out some dubbing... 

and that's it... ready to fish

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Buggy Dragonfly Nymph

Buggy Dragonfly Nymph

Materials List

Daiichi Curve hook 1760 size 6 or 4
Deer Creek Micro Velvet Rope
Chenille dark olive
Lead wire
Mono eye
Dubbing material
Pheasant Tail fiber knot legs
3M Surgical tape
Deer Creek Diamond Hard UV Resin

Step by step tying instructions:

For this pattern I use Daiichi Curve Nymph hook 1760 

Wind in some lead wire

Wind in extra lead wire on top of the existing base lead wire

Tie in the Chinelle

Wrap the lead wire with Surgical tape, to create the shape

Flatten the abdomen with a pair of flat nose plier

Dub in the dubbing material

Dubbing cover about 3/4 of the hook shank

Tie in the mono eye

Wind in the Chenille to create the segment of the abdomen

Brush out some dubbing

Tie in the pre knot legs

Split the fiber as legs and antenna...Tie down the fiber

Dub in some dubbing to split the legs

BUrn the end of the Micro Velvet Rope, tie in as the wing case

Bring the Velvet rope to side, tie down next to the eye

Bring the Velvet rope under the mono eye

Bring the Velvet Rope over between the hook eye, over the mono eye... tie down

Whip finish... color the Velvet rope with marker

Drop a small drop of Deer Creek Diamond Hard UV resin... dry it with UV light

The Buggy Dragonfly Nymph is ready

Cheers... Happy tying
and catch some fish for me.... :-)

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Velvet Dragonfly Nymph

Velvet Dragonfly Nymph

Material list:

Deer Creek Micro Velvet Rope
Curve Nymph Hool
Lead Wire
3M Surgical tape
Mono eye
Pheasant tail knot legs
Deer Creek Diamond Hard UV resin

Step by step tying instruction:

Prepare the thread base

Tie in lead wire to create the shape of the abdomen

Cover with tape and add in more lead wire

Getting the shape of the abdomen

Tie in the DC Micro Velvet Rope and apply some gel glue on both side

Wind in the Velvet rope, tie down at the hook eye

Tie in the mono eye, color the velvet rope with markers

Tie in a pair of Pheasant Tail knot leg

Tie down the fiber as legs and antenna

Dub in the dubbing material

Wind in the Velvet rope to create the head profile

Head profile ready

Tie down the Velvet rope near the last pair of leg, tie down the rope

Fold the Velvet rope to create a loop for the wing case

Tie down the velvet rope and trim finish

Cut the loop

Burn the rope

Color the thorax section with marker and drop some DC Diamond Hard UV resin

Color the eye and the Velvet Dragonfly Nymph is complete

Cheers.... Happy tying