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Hot Wire Hare by Hammer Creek Fly Fishing

How to tie the Hot Wire Hare fly pattern

Hot Wire Hare Recipe

Hook: Scud hook #12-#18
Bead: Tungsten 3/32 for #12
Weight: 0.020 lead
Thread: Red UNI 8/0
Tail: Rabbit guard hair
Body: Brassie Ultra-wire red and copper
Wingcase: Thin skin and pearl flat tinsel
Thorax: Rabbit dubbing
Head: Red band behind bead

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Olive Ghost Sea Trout Tube Fly

Olive Ghost Tube Fly Recipe

Tube: Black nanotube
Weight: Drop weight
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Hackles: GOlden olive dyed French partridge
Wing: Golden olive fox tail with chartreuse angel hair
Eye: Jungle cock
Cone: Brass cone

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Krystal Flash Fly Tying Material

Krystal Flash Fly Tying Material
Krystal Flash Fly Tying Material

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Krystal Flash is the Hareline version of crystal flash synthetics. Flash is a widely used fly tying material and is often used in tails, wings and bellies on many flies. It may be used as a highlight among other materials such as a few strands alongside a marabou Wooly Bugger tail, or used to make the entire wing on a streamer. The fine crinkly wave of the flash reflects light in all directions and impart life to your fly pattern. Krystal Flash can also be used as a body material. Just tie in a small bunch of 10-20 strands and wrap it forward.

Tying Tip: To prevent a mess on your fly tying table, keep the flash in its original package. Cut out a small opening in the package just under the zip lock closure and use a bodkin or scissors to tease out a few strands of Krystal Flash as you need them. This ensures that the strands stay organized and prevents a huge mess.

Available in over 40 colours including pearl, metallic, UV and grizzly versions.

Deceiver tied by Ryan Spillers

Deceiver Recipe

Hook: Standard saltwater – Daiichi 2546
Thread: White UNI 3/0
Tail: Silver Krystal Flash and chartreuse Krystal Flash
Body: EP Fibers Chartreuse
Belly: EP Fibers White
Wing: Peacock herl
Collar: Bucktail
Throat: Red Krystal Flash
Eyes: Red stick on
Head: Epoxy

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Autumn Sunrise tied by Jim Misiura

Autumn Sunrise Nymph Recipe
Hook: Nymph hook extra long, extra strong #12
Thread: 8/0 black
Weight: Lead or non-lead wire weight
Bead: Gold or copper bead
Rib: Gold wire
Tail: Pheasant tail center dyed red
Body: Pheasant tail center dyed red
Wingcase: Pheasant tail center dyed red
Thorax: Pink seal dubbing
Legs: Pheasant tail center dyed red

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Nagli Spey Salmon Fly tied by Davie McPhail

Hook: Patriot CS16U/2 Up/Eyed Double size 8
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Rib: Silver Wire
Body; Blue Uni-Mylar Tinsel
Under-Wing: Pearl Krystal Flash
Wing: Dyed Black Fox
Spey Hackle: Whit eared Pheasant Dyed Teal Blue and Kingfisher Blue
Front Hackle: Natural Guinea Fowl
Eyes: Jungle cock nail

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Articulated Mouth Full by Alexander Helmicki

Articulated Mouth Full Recipe

Front

Hook: Size 1 Gamakatsu B10S
Tail: Yellow Strung Marabou (palmered) and Speckled Silly Legs
Flash: Copper Flashabou
Body: EP Sparkle Brush Rootbeer
Belly: Magnum Rust Variant Rabbit Strip
Legs: Silly Legs and Flashabou
Wing: Brown Marabou
Head: Clear Cure Goo

Rear

Hook: Size 2/0 TMC 811S
Tail: Yellow Strung Marabou (palmered) and Speckled Silly Legs
Eyes: Barbell
Flash: Copper Flashabou
Body: EP Sparkle Brush Rootbeer
Collar: Yellow Strung Marabou
Belly: Magnum Rust Variant Rabbit Strip
Legs: Silly Legs and Flashabou
Wing: Brown Marabou
Throat: EP Sparkle Brush Rootbeer fibers
Head: Clear Cure Goo

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