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