Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Articulated Baitfish - 'HiddenBell'

'HiddenBell' tied in Natural Fur mix with some UV dubbing

'HiddenBell' tied with Synthetic Fur and narural Fur
Was tying the Zonker streamer and moving into a bigger streamer pattern for my trip to Mongolia next month... i need a streamer pattern that will swim well, lots of movement, light and very importantly sink fast and still have a very prominent eye profile. 
2 option that I have, either put in a lot of lead wire or add in a weight on the hook, so this is what happen when I have a dumbbell eye plus a big resin eye stick on.
Material list :

Dumbbell eye 
Resin eye
Epoxy and UV resin
Mono 40lbs
B10S size 1 and 2/0
Semperfli Synthetic Fur + Streamer hair
Semperfli UV dubbing
Nono Silk 

Step by step tying instruction

 Prepare the thread base

 Tie on some streamer hair

 Then tie in some Synthetic Fur
 Fold the Fur back, tie down and add in some UV dubbing

 Add in some olive fur ( or any color to create the a darker shade of body )

 Cover it with Synthetic fur 

The tail portion is now complete.

Next will be the body section

 Cut a tube about 1.5cm, burn both end and prepare the thread base

 Repeat and tying in the fur just like the tail

  Repeat and tying in the fur just like the tail

   Repeat and tying in the fur just like the tail 

after finish tying 2-3 tube body, insert the body thru a mono

1st section tube in

second section tube in

 Now prepare the hook for the head portion

 Attach the body section to the hook
 Tie down the mono and seal it with some epoxy

 Tie in some fur, always use the fold back technique

Repeat with different colour of fur
 Stack in the Synthetic fur

 Add in some pink if you wish

 Tie in the final volume of fur

 Fold back the fur and coat it lightly with some UV resin

Now, stick on the eye...always use 5min epoxy to stick your resin eye

Highlight with some marker

Cheers... happy tying

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Zonker Streamer

Zonker Streamer

Nothing new about the pattern, many have tie streamer with zonker material. 
This pattern is to imitate a a little brown trout or rainbow.. targeting bigger fish which feed on little trout in the river.
You can play with Zonker in different colour to create different baitfish or minnow pattern

The hook that I'm using here is a very strong but heavy carbon steel hook .. to counter the weight of the hook, I have a brass bead tie just opposite of the hook, plus a bead chain eye... this will not give you the jigging action but more steady swing in the same water level..

Material List:
Rabbit Zonker
Bead chain eye
hook size 4
Brass bead
mono line
Pear UV dubbing

Step by step tying instruction:

 Cut a rabbit zonker about 4cm, hook thru at about 1cm

 Tie in the mono with brass bead at the end of the hook

 Cover the bead with some Tan Zonker fur

 Tie in some UV dubbing

 Cut some Zonker fur and tie down on both top and bottom

 I also tie in some olive at the middle

 Everytime after tying in the Tan Zonker fur at the bottom, I like to also tie in some UV dubbing

 Repeat the stacking of Zonker fibers on top, bottom and middle

 Repeat the stacking of Zonker fibers on top, bottom and middle

 Repeat the stacking of Zonker fibers on top, bottom and middle

 Tie in some pink Zonker fibers right after the bead chain eye

 Stack more fibers on top to create a bulkier head

 Whip finished 
play with some marker if you wish to make it more attractive

Monday, 2 May 2016

'Dengkis' Baitfish

Dengkis Baitfish

Material List:

Pearl UV dubbing
Semperfli Predator Fiber
3D eye
Gamakatsu SC15 size 1 - 2
UV resin

Step by step picture tying instruction:

Prepare the thread and tie in some mixture of Predator fiber and Pearl UV dubbing

Tie some Pearl UV dubbing and fold back

Tie in some Predator Fibers , 2 on top and1 at the bottom

Add in some UV dubbing

Fold all the fibers and tie down

Top up some yellowish, brownish fibers, put in the lateral flash if you want (optional )

Some UV dubbing at the bottom

Fold all fibers to the back and tie down

Trim the fibers

Put on the 3Deye

Coat the head with UV resin


Cheers and Happy tying