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Stickfly

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The Green Stickfly


The Green Stickfly Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Stickfly Step 1

Step 1

Catch in the thread a little way from the hook eye.

Tying the Stickfly Step 2

Step 2

Take a length of Fluo Green Glo Brite Floss and catch in and secure to the hook shank. Try and keep the body as uniform as possible. Don't run the waste floss too near the eye, this is where the hackle will be tied in and we don't want too much bulk. Hold the wool tail taught with your left hand and trim the tail to length using a single cut with a pair of scissors . Trim any waste wool from the body end and cover the ends with thread.

NB: Make sure that the floss sits on top of the hookshank when tying in. Sometimes the floss has a tendency to slip around the hook in the direction of the thread.

Tying the Stickfly Step 3

Step 3

Run the thread back down the hookshank securing in some copper wire on the way. Try and keep the wire on the underside of the hookshank when tying it in. Return the thread towards the eye.

Tying the Stickfly Step 4

Step 4

Take three or four strands of bronze peacock herl and catch in, continue the thread down the hookshank to secure the herls. Return the thread towards the eye.

Tying the Stickfly Step 5

Step 5

Wind the peacock herl up the hookshank, making sure not to cross any of the herls. Secure near the eye with thread and trim any waste herl.

Tying the Stickfly Step 6

Step 6

Take the copper wire and wind in even and open turns up the hookshank. Make sure that you wind in the opposite direction to that the herls were wound in. Secure with thread once near the eye. To trim the waste wire, rock the wire back and forth and it should snap at the tie in point.

Tying the Stickfly Step 7

Step 7

Take a red game cock hackle and catch in with thread a little way from the eye. Wind the hackle 4 or 5 times, making sure that each wind occurs in front of the prior one. Now secure with thread and trim any waste feather.

Tying the Stickfly Step 8

Step 8

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 the head.

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