Thursday, 19 October 2017

GnG Sardines

GnG Sardines

Evolved from the Tube Snowrunner Baitfish pattern, here I try a fully synthetic baitfish pattern tie almost all with Deer Creek Glist and Glint fibers... on a Gamakatsu SL12S saltwater big game fly hook for Sailfish and large predator fish.

Picture of my friend Agung Syakirul from Indonesia landed a nice sailfish with the 6/0 GnG Sardines pattern on his 1st day fishing in Rompin.

Material list:
Deer Creek Glist n Glint - white, light grren, aqua and black
Deer Creek Mega Lazer Dub
Deer Creel Baitfish fibers
Palm Chennile
Large Lateral line
UV shiner
3D epoxy eye
Diamond Fine Flex resin
Epoxy and markers

Picture step by step tying instruction:

 Prepare the thread base on the hook

 Tie and wind in sime palm chenille about 1/3 of the shank

Take some white GnG fiber, tie in below the palm chenille

 Tie in the white GnG on top of the Palm chenille

 Add in some UV shiner

 Tie in the light green GnG

 Tie in the Aqua GnG and also some white below

 Tie in the black GnG

 Now tie in the Lateral line

 Tie in some DC white or light grey Baitfish fibers 

 cover the top portion also with black DC Baitfish fibers. If you prefer a smaller head profile, you can actually end here and put in eye

 I prefer a wider head profile for pushing more water, so I tie in some DC Mega Lazer Dub 

 Fold the Lazer dubbing over and brush it evenly 

 Colour the head ( Lazer Dub )

 use Diamonf Fine Flex UV resin, coat a very thin coat on the head to keep the head profile

 Drop some epoxy and stick the 3D epoxy eye

 Cheers and Happy tying...


Monday, 2 October 2017

Tube SnowRunner Baitfish

A simple to tie and yet effective SnowRunner pattern that have been successfully hooked some Taimen and Sailfish  

Materials List :

Semperfli Nano Silk 6/0
Deer Creek UV fine flex resin and Gator eye
Palm Chenille and Straggle String
Large lateral line
Mega tube and silicon sleeve
ICE UV dubbing /shiner

Step by step tying instruction:

 Tie in some Red Straggle String from Semperfli

 Wind in some pearl Palm Chenille
 Tie in the SnowRunner fibers

 Fold the fiber over, add some UV shiner

 Tie in the Second colour SnowRunner fibers with some topping of UV shiner

 Tie in the 3rd SnowRunner colour 

 Tie in the 4th colour and some white as belly

 Fold all the fibers back

 Shape the head with some thin UV flex resin from Deer Creek

 Use markers to highlight

Drop a drop of epoxy and stick on the Gator eye

Cheers and Happy tying

By playing with different colour of SnowRunner fibers.. you can create many streamer or baitfish pattern that suit your fishing..
This one caught a Taimen.. imitate a Lenok or grayling colour

Monday, 18 September 2017

Yusake Crease 2.0

The version 2.0

The version 1.0

Year 2012, we had a International Fly Fishing Festival in Malaysia... one of the fly tier from Japan, Yusaku Tsutsui from Osaka amazed everyone with his foam popper and crease pattern.

The original pattern by Yusaku

From Yusaku's idea.. I did some modification, replaced the hackle tail with fibers and bigger boddy for better flotation..I tie it bigger to suit our local water and to hunt for GTs... tested the version 1.0  pattern in Seychelles and it was load and attract many fishes but the hook up rate was not very good.
I decided to look into an articulate version, with a hook extended out from the body. the version 2.0

In this tutorial.. it was tie with 4/0 hook... you can actually enlarge or shrink it to meet your requirement.. 

The template of the foam with dimension

Material list:
2-3mm close cell foam ( depend on your hook size )
220 lbs hard wire
Gamakatsu SL12S or any heavy and strong wide gap hook
Epoxy eye
epoxy and markers
red fine dubbing
flashabour, natural or synthetic fibers and UV flash

Picture step by step tying instructions :

Prepare the foam sheet

 Use the lighter, fused the foam

 Prepare the hardwire spine, with the hook as your desired

 Tie in a mono loop, and some red dubbing

 Prepare the tail... tie to a mono line

 Bring the tail mono line thru the body, secure the tail with a small drop of epoxy

Tie the body to the spine and tie the tail's mono to the spine too

 Now fused the head portion

 Tie down the head near the eye  of the hardwire spine

 Fixed the head portion with epoxy, glue the foam to the spine, make sure to cover the whole spine

 Colour the foam and stick the epoxy eye

 Floatation test on the 6/0 and 4/0

a tips to adjust the weight and floatation... you can have bead insert in the tail mono before tie down. the amount of bead act as a counter weight for the floatation and also create some rattling sound when popping...

 or you can also wind some lead wire to your hook shank 

 Cheers... Happy tying..!!!

Catch some fish ..!!!