flies have Caught fish all over the world from Grayling
to Mullet; from Chub to trout. They are easy to
tie, and look just like the real thing! (Whatever
any to suit.
Body: Silicone tubing sold in Sea fishing tackle
shops for making paternosters.
Rib: Clear or coloured mono (I have used 8lb Ashima
Thread: shows through tubing so affects the colour
of the fly, I use green, red, brown and black.
juicy looking fly the trout cannot resist!
is more a general tying method and can be adapted
to tie any of the flies above and countless others.
Add this effect to your usual fly and see the difference.
The following method is for the standard WonderGrub
and can be adapted to suit
Place the hook in the vise and start the thread
at the eye. Wind the thread down the hook shank
and back to the eye
2) Tie in the mono ribbing at the head and tie along
the hook shank to the desired end of the fly. Return
the thread back to the eye.
3) Cut a piece of tubing the same length as the
*Note: This is the method for a gold head in case
a head is added.
Cut a 2-3 mm slit in the tail end of the tubing.
This makes tying it in easier.
slide the tubing over the mono ribbing and up to
the hook point with the slit end going on last.
Feed the tubing over the hook point and around the
bend keeping the mono ribbing tight.
6) Place the slit cut in the tubing to the outside
of the bend and pulling the mono straight out from
the hook, fit the slit over the mono.
7) Make two turns around the tubing catching it
in place and begin ribbing the mono, under tension,
up the hook and tie in at the eye. The tubing will
squash and lengthen as it goes.
8) Form a neat head with the thread, whip finish
9) With sharp scissors, trim the tag end of the
tubing to finish the fly.
method can be used for all sorts of bodies.
Here is a Damsel Fly Nymph with green thread used
underneath the tubing.