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


  1. hay un problema con ese tipo de moscas se quiebran las cuentas de plástico

    1. Plastic bead..? Sorry buddy.. Don't understand your question

  2. Yes, the plastic bead, Dron. According to him: "there is a problem with this type of flies: the plastic beads, they break."

  3. Hmmm... I have not yet come to this problem.. the beads are just a spacer, it supposed to be place loosely in between any insert, try not to pack them too tight.

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