HOOK: Daiichi 2722, sizes 1/0-2.
THREAD: Translucent Thread, fine.
SNOUT/HEAD: Two gold (sl) beads, medium; one
gold (sl) bead, large.
BODY: Three to five gold (sl) beads, large.
BELLY: Green/chartreuse Super Hair.
TOPPING: Light green and olive (sparse) Super Hair.
EYES: Yellow Lazer Eyes, small or medium, glue
with Marine Goop.
TAIL: Use olive 6/0 thread and tie off hair fibers
about 1/2 to 3/4 inch back from end of hair tips and
Note: This pattern is two to three inches in length.
1. Pinch the barb flat and slide on 2 medium beads
followed by 4 or 5 large beads. Advance the first
three beads to the eye. Leave a space at least one
bead length between the third and fourth beads. Tie
in the thread behind the third bead and cover the
shank with tight wraps.
2. Apply the bead locking technique by crossing
with the thread underneath the beads, over and
around the shank several times at the back of
3. Advance the thread forward with two wraps
between each bead until finishing at the tie-in point.
Use your forefinger to keep the beads in place
as you wrap the thread.
4. Rotate the fly upside down and tie in the
Super Hair fibers (about 3 inches long) for the
belly. Return the fly to right-side up and
add the topping, light fibers first and dark
fibers last. Whip finish and trim.
5. Remove the fly from the vise. While clamping
down with thumb and fingers to hold the fibers in
place, grasp the fly at the side angle and pull
the fibers back to form the shape of a minnor.
6. Tie in the thread by trappng the tag end
with your thumb and wrap the thread four or
five times with your free hand.
7. Grasp the fibers on each side of the
thread allowing the bobbin to hand freely. Move
your hands in small circular motions to twirl the
thread around the fibers. This will form tight
thread wraps. Whip finish the thread and trim.
8. Place the fly [back] into the vise and
glue on the eyes where the Super Hair fibers
are tied in place concealing the thread wraps.
Add a drop of Super Glue to thread wraps at
the tail and trim ends of the fibers to
shape the tail. ~ Joe