featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By Kevin Hospodar on October 25, 2011 8:06 pm
Lucian Vasies shows his Bomber Baby Fish. A fly built with spun loops of deer hair, it is a great alternative to stacking and spinning hair. Lucian makes use of a Xpert Vosseler Tool to hold the materials straight and even in the loops.
Hooks: Daiichi D2220#8
Tying Thread: UniThread 6/0 red
Body: deer hair
Eyes: 3D 4mm eyes
Mount your hook and begin the thread
Prep half of a marabou feather
tie in the marabou as a tail at the bend of the hook
prep your deer hair
drop a loop with your thread and insert the deer hair
Continue to spin loops of deer until you reach the front of the hook. On the last loop use a different color hair. Whip finish and trim thread.
Now its time to trim the body. Best results will come from SHARP scissors
Once you have trimmed to your shape, glue on your 3D eyes. Use permanent markers for accent par marks or gills.
Tags: Baitfish, Intermediate, Lucian Vasies, Streamer