Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Close Cell Foam Cricket

A simple foam Cricket tie with close cell foam tube

Material List:

Close cell foam tube 6mm dia from  Semperfli
Rubber legs - small and XSmall
Poly Floating yarn
Foam sheet - 0.5mm as wing
Pheasant tail fiber as antenna
Wide gap hook for terrestrial -#10
Dubbing to match the foam colour

Step by step tying instruction:

 Burn the edge of the 6mm dia foam tube, cut to the size of the abdomen

 Insert the foam abdomen 

 Use a needle to bring the rubber leg thru the foam abdomen

 Tie in a pair of knotted rubber leg, dub it with some dubbing
 Tie in the legs, dub in to separate the legs

 Cut the foam tube to half, tie in at the bottom, make a hole and bring it over thru the hook eye

 Bring a pair of Pheasant tail fiber thru the foam as antenna

 Tie in a pre-cut foam wing, then follow with some poly floating yarn

 Fold both the foam wing with the Poly Yarn over and tie down

 Now bring the foam over and tie down to create the head profile of the cricket

 Tie down the foam and trim the extra and trim the legs

 drop a small drop of black UV resin as eyes 

Good luck and catch some fish with it... Cheers

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

SR Silverside

SnowRunner Silverside

Some times ago I did a point up silverside in synthetic material, but this round I'm doing it in natural, with the fibers from SnowRunner ( Nayat )

Silverside in synthetic material


Epoxy eye
Mylar tubing
Saltwater hook
Lateral flash
Semperfli dubbing

Picture step by step tying instruction:

 Cut medium size lead wire about 10cm and wind on a needle, the put into the mylar tube, trim and burn both edge, and insert a mono like shown in the picture.
This act as the counter weight for the hook to point up and also as the silver belly

 Tie the weighted belly to the hook
Coat the belly and the hook with a thin coat of UV resin to further secure it

 Tie in some white SnowRunner fibers to the back and some light grey to the front

 Fold the light grey fiber to the back and tie down

 Repeat with a darker grey fiber and tying with the fold back technique

 Tie in the lateral flash... then tie in some light grey dubbing with foldback technique

Comb the fibers... then apply some colour to highlight the pattern... drop a small drop of epoxy and stick the epoxy eye.

Cheers... Happy tying