Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Tying a Fighting Mantis

Fighting Mantis

Material List:

Shrimp eye
Sili legs or small rubber legs
ICE burn orange dubbing
soft zonker fiber
Deer Creek Baitfish Fiber
Bead chain - Pink/orange/brass
Saltwater Gamakatsu SL12S size 1/0 or 1

Step by step tying instruction:

Prepare the thread base and tie in bead chain / dumbell

 Tie in some ICE dubbing at the curve of the hook

Top up some soft Zonker fiber

Tie in a pair of flashabou, then tie in the shrimp eye

Tie in a pair of rubber leg and the mono line with 3 loose pcs of bead, dub it with some ICE dubbing

Fold the mono line over and tie down

Tie in the legs and dub with some ICE dubbing material

Tie in the DC Baitfish Fiber

Wind in some dubbing

Tie in DC Baitfish fiber, then trim it

Tie in DC Baitfish fiber, then trim it

Then fold the fiber forward... Continue tie in and trim until the end... just like you stacking deer hair

Now tie the mono line at the end

Trim the fiber to the shape your like

Play with markers for your desire colour or you can also play with different Baitfish Fiber colour.. 

Cheers and Happy tying

1 comment:

  1. love this blog, nice looking fly!

    how about a blog post on your crease fly? :)