Saturday, 26 November 2011

Foam Ant - Giant Jungle Ant

Giant Jungle Ant   

A friend of mine came back from a fishing and bring back a specimen of big jungle ant.... he wants me to try tying him a Giant Jungle Ant... 

Some research fro the web show some of these jungle ants are as big as 2-3cm. in dark brown, red and black color
My 1st attempt on a foam ant pattern... was a disaster..

After looking at the picture of the ant over and over... this is my 2nd attempt.. got the shape and legs in proportion.. but I decided to make it a little bit more presentable

My 3rd attempt... I tie in the antenna and cut the mouth part... put a drop of Loon Hard head as eye...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Stu's DDH Leech Variation

DDH Leech  variation

This is a variation pattern spin off from Stu Thompson's DDH Leech... a very effective pattern which recently caught me some Red Tail Cat fish...

Stu's Original DDH Leech have landed over 70 species.

DDH Leech Variation


Hook - Gamakatsu S11-4L size 8-6
Eye - Bead chain
Tail - Marabou, Sili leg and flashabou
Body - Palm rabbit fur

Step by step tying instruction:

Tie in the bead chain

Tie in the marabou

Spin the marabou to the hook and tie down, trim the balance

Tie in the flashabou and sili legs

Palm in the rabbit fur

Palm in the rabbit fur cover the bead chain

Whip finish and the fly is ready

Another Lazy Man DDH leech pattern with I name it Palm Chenille Leech which is very easy to tie and you can tie a dozen in no time....

Palm Chenille Leech

Hook - Gamakatsu S11-4L size 8-6
Tail - Marabou
Body - Palm Chenille
Eye - Bead Eye

Step by step tying instructions:

Repeat step as above

Tie in the Palm Chenille

Palm in the chenille

Palm the chenille cover the bead chain, tie down and trim the extra, whip finish.

Palm Chenille Leech is ready...

Simple and effective... a killer pattern for our Red Tail Cat fish..

Red Tail with a DDH leech

Friday, 18 November 2011

Latex Abdomen Caddis Pupae ( LA Caddis Pupa )

LA Caddis Pupae

Abdomen - Latex Glove strip
Wing Case - Tape Wing
Legs and Thorax - Dark Gray Elk hair
Antenna - Pheasant tail fiber
Hook - Mustad Wige Gap size 10-12
Dubbing and marker
3M surgical tape

Step by step tying instructions:

Prepare the hook, put in the lead wire for weight

Create a taper body with surgical tape

Secure the tape and tie in the latex strip

Roll the latex to create the abdomen, tie down tight about 3-4mm away from hook eye

Color the abdomen with markers

Tie in about 8-10 pcs of Elk hair fiber at each side

Tie in the tape wing case

Apply dubbing to split and fold backward the Elk Hair legs

Tie in a pair of Pheasant tail fiber

Fold over the Elk Hair thorax in between the wing case, tie down and trim the extra

fold over the Antenna and whip finish

You have the LA Caddis Pupae done... time to go fishing

Cheers and Happy tying..!