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Tadpole

Step by Step's

The Tadpole ( Taddy )


The Tadpole Fly Tying Materials
Tadpole Lure Step 1

Step 1

Catch in the thread and wind it down the hookshank to a point where a marabou tail will be tied in.

Tadpole Lure Step 2

Step 2

Take a bunch of marabou and remove any excess fluff from the stems. Wet the stems, catch in and secure along the hookshank towards the eye. The marabou tail for the Tadpole should be at least two inches long.

Tadpole Lure Step 3

Step 3

Take a couple of strands of Black Krystal flash (Optional) and secure to the hookshank so that one strand is on each side of the tail. Trim the length of the Krystal flash so its just slightly longer that the marabou.

Tadpole Lure Step 4

Step 4

At the position where the marabou tail was tied in, take a length of black chenille and strip about 10mm of the chenille from the end so that the core is exposed and secure the exposed core to the hookshank. Wind the thread back up towards the eye.

Tadpole Lure Step 5

Step 5

Wind the chenille up the hookshank. After each wind I find it helps to push the fibres back with your left hand using the thumb and index finger before performing the next winding. About 1/3 of the length of the hookshank from the eye secure the black chenille with thread and trim any waste.

Tadpole Lure Step 6

Step 6

Take a length of fluo green chenille and again strip about 10mm of the chenille from the end so that the core is exposed and secure the exposed core to the hookshank. Wind the thread back up towards the eye.

Tadpole Lure Step 7

Step 7

Wind the chenille up the hookshank until about 5 mm from the eye. Secure the chenille with thread and trim any waste. After each wind I find it helps to push the fibres back with your left hand using the thumb and index finger before performing the next winding.

Tadpole Lure Step 8

Step 8

Catch in a black cock hackle and move the thread to the eye. Perform a few winds of the hackle and secure with thread. Trim any waste hackle.

Tadpole Lure Step 9

Step 9

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.

Tadpole Lure Completed Fly

Step 10

The completed Black Tadpole Lure

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