Tuesday, 10 September 2013

EA Foam Cricket

Extended Abdomen Foam Cricket



Looks like September is the Cricket month... I have put up all my cricket pattern in one shoot... :)

The technique for tying this cricket pattern is very similar with the EA Stonefly X.. just combine that with my Cricket V2 or V3... you will get this.

Material:

Pheasant tail fiber for Antenna and knob legs
Close cell foam - Black, Brown, Tan or Yellow
Tape Wing or Hen Saddle ( cemented ) as Wings
Hook -  TMC 2302 size 6
 Goose biots for tail
Barred rubber legs
Markers
 
Step by step tying instructions:
 
Cut 2 pcs of 2mm or 3mm thick close cell foam ( depend on the size of cricket you are tying )
 
 Tie in the foam as the taper for the abdomen

Tie in the Goose biot, fold over the foam, tie down as the 1st segment of the abdomen

Do a few segment, and tie down at the last... whip finish

Prepare the hook, very important to do a thread base to the hook shank, tie down the abdomen portion

Tie down the foam... with the proper thread base, the foam will not spin around

Take about 8-10 Pheasant tail, knot the fiber to form the legs

Tie in the legs

Continue tying the foam... 

Use a toothpick, make a hole on the foam

Fold the foam over the hook eye

Tie down

Do another hole with the toothpick

Fold the foam over, tie down the lower portion in a figure 8 to create the mouth portion of the cricket ( to secure the foam )

Tie on the foam, about same level with the abdomen
 
Use needle to bring in a pair of Pheasant tail fiber as the antenna, tie down the foam 
 
Trim the head
 
Tie in the rubber legs
 
Color the foam ( Optional )
 
Dub in some dubbing

Tie in some floating yarn as inner wing ( Optional )

Tie in the foam wing

Tie in another foam for thorax

Tie down the foam

Trim the foam

Color the cricket ( Optional )

Last step... drop the Loon Hard Head as eye... and...

Take it to the fish....

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