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Step by Step's

The Viva

The Viva Fly Tying Materials
The Viva Lure Step 1

Step 1

Catch the thread onto the hookshank.

The Viva Lure Step 2

Step 2

Take a bunch of Fluo green marabou or floss and catch in. Secure the waste ends with thread and try to keep the body profile as uniform as possible.

The Viva Lure Step 3

Step 3

Catch in a length of medium oval silver tinsel and secure along the hookshank. Try to keep the silver tinsel under the hookshank as much as possible.

The Viva Lure Step 4

Step 4

Catch in a length of black chenille and return the thread to the eye.

The Viva 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. At the thread position secure the chenille with thread and trim any waste.

The Viva Lure Step 6

Step 6

Wind the oval silver tinsel over the chenille towards the eye creating a neat and evenly spaced rib. Secure at the eye and trim any waste tinsel.

The Viva Lure Step 7

Step 7

Take a length of black marabou, catch in and secure.

The Viva Lure Step 8

Step 8

Take four strands of black krystal flash and tie 2 strands in at each side of the wing. (This is optional and wasn't found on the original pattern).

The Viva Lure Step 9

Step 9

Take a few black cock hackle fibres and catch in underneath the hookshank for the beard. Trim any waste hackle.

The Undertaker Lure Completed Fly

Step 10

Create a neat head, whip finish and varnish the head.

Tip: Before creating the head with thread, wet your fingers and rub any marabou ends that may be protruding through the thread. This will allow you to create a neater head.

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