I have had people asking about this fly for a few months now and have not been able to get the time set aside to compete a step by step for it, but a few weeks ago that changed and I was able to get the shots. This is a large weightless fly that is best fished on a full sinking line, and has a great swimming motion especially when retrieved with short and hard stopping strips. Tie some up and have at it!
UTC140 denier, brown
Gamakatsu SP11 3L3H size 1
Gamakatsu B10S size 2/0
Polar chenille, UV Copper
Arctic Fox tail, rusty brown
Arctic Fox tail, dark tan
Senyo Laser Dub, Dark Tan
8mm Clear Cure Dumbbell eyes, steel
Beadalon, 19 strand .018"
STEP 12: To create the head of the fly we will clump tie in four stacks of dark tan Senyo Laser Dub. To prep the materiaal for each step you will separate and stack the Laser Dub so that the fibers all line up in the same general direction and are about the same length. For each stack you will tie in the Laser Dub with two or three tight wraps directly on top of each other, then pull the material back out of the way and secure with two wraps at the base of the material. You will tie in one stack on top of the hook shank just behind the eyes, then one on the bottom of the shank. Then tie in a stack on the bottom of the shank in front of the eyes and finish with one more stack on top of the shank in front of the eyes. Pull all the Laser Dub back out of the way and whip finish right at the eye of the hook.
STEP 13: To finish the head of the fly we will make two cuts. Pull the Laser Dub vertical on top of the hook shank and make one cut from the eye of the hook on a upward angle from the eye of the hook to just above the dumbbell eyes, and then make the final cut from the eye of the hook on a downward angle just below those eyes. The result is a wide wedge-cut head that will push a bunch of water and make the fly move like crazy when stripped.