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Nomad

Step by Step's

The Coral Nomad


Coral Nomad Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Nomad Lure Step 1

Step 1

Take a gold bead to match the hook size (3.8mm / Size 8 L/S shown) and thread it onto the hookshank. About half way down the hookshank catch in the thread. With the Nomad lure, the gold bead does not go up to the eye but sits slightly down the hookshank.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 2

Step 2

Take a bunch of marabou. As you can from the photo, the marabou has quite a bit of bulk on the end that will be tied onto the hookshank. We need to remove as much of this as possible.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 3

Step 3

To remove the bulk / fluff, place the marabou tips in your left hand between index finger and thumb and with the right hand move your thumb and index finger nails down the marabou stripping the webby marabou bulk off the stems.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 4

Step 4

Still some fluff is evident, so repeat the above procedure.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 5

Step 5

To make the marabou easier to tie in, I tend to wet the remaining marabou stems and pull it between the index finger and thumb to make a slim profile.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 6

Step 6

Catch the marabou onto the hookshank and create a slim uniform body. Don't take the thread up to the eye. Stop about 2/3rds up the hookshank. Return the thread back to the tie in point of the marabou.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 7

Step 7

Take a length of fritz / cactus chenille and strip a small amount of fritz fibres from one end so the centre core is left bare. Tie the core in and secure with thread. Return the thread to the gold bead ( about 2/3rds up the hookshank).

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 8

Step 8

I've found that the easiest way to wind the fritz is to perform one wrap of fritz around the hook shank, then wet your fingers and stroke the fritz fibres back towards the hook bend, then another wrap of fritz, wet fingers, stroke back and repeat. Continue winding up to the gold bead ( about 2/3rds up the hookshank).

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 9

Step 9

Before the last two winds of fritz, strip a small amount of fibres so the centre core is left bare. This makes a neater finish to the fly. Continue with the last two winds of fritz. Now to finish wrap the bare stripped core twice and pull down hard so that it slips behind the gold bead (The gold bead will move forward at this stage if it hasn't already done so). Secure the core with thread, trim any waste, whip finish, cut the thread and drop a little varnish onto the exposed thread.

Tying the Nomad Lure Step 10

Step 10

Change the thread on the bobbin for some fluo glo-brite floss and start the floss on the hookshank just before the eye. Push the gold bead back against the fritz with quite a bit of strength and fix it in place with the floss.

Tying the Nomad Lure Completed Fly

Step 11

Create a tapered head as shown. Whip finish and varnish the head with 2 or 3 coats of hard as nails or varnish.

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