Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com


 


Tying the Flashback Damsel

Related Flies

Damsel Glister BlackDamsel Glister ~ RedDamsel Marabou ~ Black

Damsel Marabou ~ GingerDamsel Marabou ~ OliveDamsel Marabou ~ Peach

Flashback Damsel Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 1

STEP 1 : Take a longshank hook size 10 (e.g Hayabusa Fly 376) and catch in a pair of bead chain eyes - 2mm as near to the hook eye as possible using figure of eight wraps. These are red bead chain eyes from B&Q of all places.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 2

STEP 2 : Now catch in a length of gold holo wing flash and trim the length of it to that of the hook shank.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 3

STEP 3 : Take a bunch of olive marabou and catch in and secure along the hookshank. Again the marabou needs to be about the same length as the hook shank.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 4

STEP 4 : Catch in a length of chartreuse wire and olive thin skin. The wire is tied in under the hook shank and the thin skin on top. (Pearl Mylar can be used in the place of thin skin)

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 5

STEP 5 : Catch in a bunch of marabou fibres.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the marabou fibres until around 1/3 of the hookshank away from the eye. Secure with thread.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 7

STEP 7 : Pull the thin skin forward and secure with thread near the eye and wind the wire in open turns along the hookshank and again secure with thread. Trim the waste wire.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 8

STEP 8 : Catch in a bunch of olive pheasant tail fibres at the rear of the bead eyes and pull forwards. Produce a couple of wraps in front of the eyes to hold the pheasant tail fibres looking forwards.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 9

STEP 9 : Catch in about 15 to 20 marabou fibres taken from the upper part of the feather (These are the finer fibres) and secure with thread.

Tying the Flashback Damsel Step 10

STEP 10 : Dub a thorax of dubbed marabou from the position where the wire finished to a place just behind the eyes. Make sure you return the thread to the start of the dubbed thorax (Furthest away from the eyes).

Tying the Flashback Damsel Final Step

STEP 11 : Now for the tricky bit. Part the marabou fibres into two halves and pull the Pheasant tail fibres back through where they are parted. Secure the pheasant tail fibres with thread, whip finish and tie off, trimming any waste. (The thread is not finished at the eyes for this fly but whip finished at the start of the thorax)

Tying the Flashback Damsel Front View

Front View : This is the front view of the finished fly..