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Flatwing Step by Step

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by {name}, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Blenny

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    I had a few requests for a step by step for the flatwing pattern I sell

    Hook: Gamakatsu SC`15 3/0
    Thread ; White UTC 140
    Tail Support: White Bucktail and a feather from a metz cock cape
    Tail : white Metz Grade 2 mico barb hackles
    Throat , Cheeks and Top wing : White Bucktail
    Flash for tail : Mirage flashabou
    Flash for body: saltwater UV flash
    Eyes: Jungle cock

    Step 1 : hook in vice

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    Step 2 : Form a thread base

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    Step 3 : place a clump of white bucktail on top of the hook shank and secure with 3 loose turns

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    Step 4 : Using your thumb and forefinger spread the bucktail evenly around the hook . then secure it with some tight wraps causing the bucktail to flare . add a drop of varnish or superglue

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    Step 5 : on top of the bucktail tie in a stiff feather from a cock cape , there is a natural curvature to these feathers , tie it in so it curves up

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    Thats the tail support done

    Now for the tail

    Step 6 : Tie in the first tail hackle ... If you have difficulty getting it to sit straight on top of the Bucktail and support hackle . try adding a dubbing pillow for it to rest on

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    Step 7: Tie in the 2nd tail feather a few inches longer than the first , tie in some flash at this stage too , then add the final tail feather again a few inches longer then the first ,add a drop of varnish or superglue

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    Step 8 : Using thread try and even out where the tail joins the hook and wrap with UV flash .. I use bug bond for durability but varnish or superglue will suffice

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    Tail complete

    Step 9 : Invert the hook in the vice ..or turn it if you are using a rotary vice and tie in a sparse throat of Bucktail

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    Step 10: tie in sparse bucktail cheeks on both sides of the hook

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    Step 11: Tie in a sparse top wing of Bucktail

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    Step 12 : tie in some peacock herl on top of the top wing .add a drop of varnish or superglue

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    Step 13: Tidy up the head of the fly then add eyes of your choice , I'm using jungle cock here . Varnish head

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    Congratulations .. you've just tied a flatwing .

    Try different colour combinations .. white and chartreuse , yellow and gray, lavender and grey ..all black etc



    Tight lines

    Andy
     
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  2. Striper

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    Thanks Andy - much appreciated :D
     
  3. Striper

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    Top job.

    We will be swimming your flatwings in the coming days/weeks Andy.
    It's been a while coming but I can't wait to flyfish on the skish this season.
     
  4. Guest

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    Cracking sequence of photos. And I'm not even a fly angler.
     
  5. Mackerel

    nice one Andy...
     
  6. Salmon

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    Looks stunning. I cannot believe how sparsely tied some of the more successful patterns are
     
  7. Guest

    Look good enough to eat :)
     
  8. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    Thanks Andy looks great have you had a lot of success with this fly? I'm just getting into fly fishing so this is great, I may tie a few tonight, I've got most of the materials already.
     
  9. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    Flatwings are my favorite bass fly and they work great in different colours.

    Andy this is the best step by step I have seen and will definitely be tying some of these up. Thanks Andy.
     
  10. Striper

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    Less is more Mark, In both retrieves and dressings.
     
  11. Blenny

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    Firstly thanks for all the replies

    The fish in my avatar came to a yellow and grey flatwing ..as did twenty odd others over a three day session

    If anyone wants a step by step for any of the patterns I tie ..just ask .. although it wont be this week I'm flat out tying for the Irish International Fly Fair

    http://www.irishinternationalflyfair.com/index.html


    Andy
     
  12. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    When you've got the time Andy that would be brilliant. Do you fish the flatwing on a floating or sinking line?
     
  13. Striper

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    Thanks again Andy - a SBS for hollow tie and sloopy droopy would be great too when you get a chance!

    Paul - depends on the water depth but I prefer swinging the big long un's through current so I tend to fish Rio intermediate outbound shooting head or the DI3 of the same line ...
     
  14. Blenny

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    Ok SBS for Sloopy and Hollow ...


    Andy
     
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