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Easy flies to tie
Lets talk about easy flies to tie. So many on-line flies require that you purchase several hundred dollars (sic) of fly tying material. This is one that is quick to tie and gets results.

I have probably caught more fish on this particular fly [Royal Wulff excluded].

Hook TMC 900 size 18 - 22. or your preference

Black 8/0 Uni-thread

Ribbing fine copper wire

Body Peacock herl

Grizzly hackle
Do you have an easy fly add?





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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Apr 7, 2013, 3:03 PM)
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Re: [Dryrod] Easy flies to tie In reply to
Nice tie.

I only tie the easy ones! Mostly nymphs and a few larger dries. Not many in the <16 range though. I will have to look at my box and see what I have to take a picture of.
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Re: [cpierce] Easy flies to tie In reply to
I don't tie anything smaller than a 20 and rarely a 22. Eyes can't see anything smaller and my fingers are justtoo big.
Hey here is another easy one and it is called a F-Fly.
Hook - dry fly 10-24
Body Peacock herl although it calls for a brown Peacock tail
Thread brown - size depends on hook size. I used 6/0 Uni
Wing Natural CDC
I used an old hook [for practice] so as you can see it is not a dry fly hook.





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Here is another quick tie. While the instructions are rather lengthy, the tie is less than 5 minutes.
Emerger
Hook - dry fly # 12 -14
Thread Uni 6/0
1" strand of tan polypropylene yarn
Antron dry fly dubbing
Begin by placing a size #12 or 14 dry fly - regular length, hook in the vice. take
whatever color thread you wish (black, brown, olive, etc...) and wrap the shank with it
from the hook eye to the bend.
Next we take a piece of polypropylene yarn and untwist the strands (usually four). Cut
one strand off at about 1"long (2 cm).
Tie the strand of yarn on top of the hook shank at the bend and tie forwards till about just
over half the length of the hook shank.
Now take some contrasting colored dry fly dubbing (antron) and dub your tying thread.
this will represent the thorax of the emerging fly. This part will be fluffy and will help
support the fly in the water. The end you just created with thread will be submerged
below the surface.
Wrap the dubbed thread around the hook shank. Not too tightly. This area needs to stay
fluffy so it traps air bubbles.
Now fold down the front end of the yarn and tie it down at the head with a few wraps, but
NO knots yet! Now take your bodkin (needle) and place it under the yarn which lays
over the dubbed area you just created and slowly push upwards with your bodkin to
create a yarn bridge (if you would like to call it). This bridge of yarn is actually a
representation of wings trying to unfold and free themselves of the nymphal shuck. It is
important as this will also trap air which helps to keep this fly afloat.
Now simply take your scissors and cut the tail and the front piece of yarn. Leave some to
help attract the fish as well as helping in flotation. Last step is to take some velcro and
fuzz the yarn at the front of the fly. To help it sit a little more properly you can apply
Sally Hansons hard as nails to the thread abdomen (which protects the threads from being
ripped by the trouts teeth), this also adds a tiny bit of weight to get this end down. When
applying a floatant on the stream just apply it to the top of the fly (thorax, "yarn bridge",
fuzz in front).





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Easy flies to tie In reply to
The Zeba Midge is a very popular fly and also quite easy to build. Heck I don't do "pretty" but I don't think the fish really care.
What is needed:
# 20 emerger hook
Tungsten bead
Black ultra to thread. 8/0 will do.
Sml ultra silver wire.
Place bead on hook, small end towards eye.
Wrap thread to bend and tie in 3-4" of wire.
Wrap thread back and forth creating a taper look with thicker body towards eye. Wrap wire evenly towards eye leaving a wire width or more between wraps. Tie off wire at eye and that's it.
BTW I added Cure Goo which will give a soft bite to the fly.





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Re: [Dryrod] Easy flies to tie In reply to
Looks good to me.. and Im not a fish... :-)




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Bluegill fly In reply to
Tying this fly is rather simple. Mustad #8494 size 10, thread, .015 wire lead, chenille and rubber legs. Just discovered that a piece of material snipped from a jig's skirt makes for great legs. See attached.




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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Apr 23, 2013, 9:07 AM)
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Re: [Dryrod] Easy flies to tie In reply to
Dryrod, I really like your emerger. Nice little fly. Thanks.
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Re: [cpierce] Easy flies to tie In reply to
Thanks cpierce. At first i thought that you were kiddingly referring to the orange skirt from which I use the legs. That sucker would never emerge. LOL




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Re: [Dryrod] Easy flies to tie In reply to
I tie "Bully's Bluegill Spider," mostly because I haven't tried to tie anything else.
Directions on the internet are plentiful and it takes only a few simple materials.


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Re: [dayhut] Easy flies to tie In reply to
This fly takes a little practice, it is VERY easy, it just takes practice getting the dimensions right, but I have still caught fish on some Terrible looking ones. If nothings taking my flies I tie one of these on. If the fish don't take um theres no fish in that hole. Most expensive item is the super glue. Foam is cheap and plentiful and the legs don't have to be rubber but I tend to like the rubber legs most. Oh and they float great!



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Re: [flyfisher117] Easy flies to tie In reply to
Nice offering! Saw Charlie this last weekend and I am sure he demo this fly.
Thanks.


AND you can get closed cell foam at Michaels, JoAnns or Walmart. Use rubber bands for the legs.



(This post was edited by flygoddess on Apr 2, 2014, 6:04 PM)

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