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Tying the Bibio

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Bibio Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Bibio Step 1

STEP 1 : Catch in the thread a little way from the hook eye.

Tying the Bibio Step 2

STEP 2 : Run the thread down the hookshank securing in a length of oval silver tinsel on the way. Try and keep the tinsel on the underside of the hookshank when tying it in. Stop the thread at a position opposite the barb.

Tying the Bibio Step 3

STEP 3 : Take a small pinch of black seals fur and dub to the thread until you have a thin rope. (Its always best to apply not enough dubbing than too much, you can always double the windings to make up the bulk).

Tying the Bibio Step 4

STEP 4 : Wind the black seals fur about 1/3 of the way up the hookshank.

Tying the Bibio Step 5

STEP 5 : Take a small pinch of red seals fur and dub to the thread until you have a thin rope.

Tying the Bibio Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the red seals fur another 1/3 of the way up the hookshank.

Tying the Bibio Step 7

STEP 7 : Take a small pinch of black seals fur and dub to the thread until you have a thin rope.

Tying the Bibio Step 8

STEP 8 : Wind the black seals fur up the hookshank until about 5mm from the eye.

Tying the Bibio Step 9

STEP 9 : Catch in a black cock hackle. (The barbs of the hackle should be at least the size of the hook gape).

Tying the Bibio Step 10

STEP 10 : Wind the hackle down the hookshank in open and even turns. When you reach the lower end of the hookshank ie. Where the tinsel is tied in. Take hold of the cock hackle with your left hand using finger and thumb or hackle pliers and hold the oval tinsel with your right hand. Keep the hackle taught horizontally and wind a rib with the tinsel back up the hookshank trapping the palmered hackle in as you go. It helps if you move the tinsel from side to side as you wind on the rib, this prevents having as many hackle fibres trapped under the winding. If you still find that too many hackle fibres are trapped , just use a dubbing needle to pick the trapped fibres out.

Tying the Bibio Step 11

STEP 11 : Once just short of the eye with the tinsel, tie off with thread and trim the waste tinsel.

Tying the Bibio Step 12

STEP 12 : Now catch in another black cock hackle, this time with barbs slightly longer than those used for the palmered body.

Tying the Bibio Step 13

STEP 13 : Perform two or 3 winds of the hackle and secure with thread. Trim any waste from the hackle.

Tying the Bibio Step 14

STEP 14 : Take hold of the head hackle with your left hand and brush it back until only the thread is exposed. Create a neat head with the thread, whip finish and varnish.

Tying the Bibio Final Step

Final : The resultant fly.