Tying description for:
The Frumpy Seducer
(Original dressing for sinktip line)
Hook: Partridge H1A size 8-4
Thread: Uni 8/0 same colours as dubbing
Tail: Chickabou or grizzly marabou tip fibres dyed in several natural
Body: Squirrel dubbing dyed in several natural colours (if possible same
colour as tail)
Pectoral fins: Chickabou or grizzly marabou tip fibres (same colour as
Head: Same as body but very big
Notice: When I use a dry fly line I
prefer a weighted variation. In that situation I use a fine lead wire as underbody. In
later variations I also use a ribbing of silver, gold or copper wire. Red or green copper
wire can be very effective in some waters.
Select two Chickabou or grizzly marabou feathers for about the same quality, size and
length. Leave the quill inside and take them together. Put on your thread and tie in the
feathers with two or three turns. Pull at the feathers until you get a nice tail from
about 15-20mm. Secure the Tail well and cut off waste. If you prefer ribbing you should
tie it in at this stage.
Make a spinning loop and lay dubbing in between. Wrap a nice and tapered body until 1/3 in
front of the eye. (Wrap your ribbing forward and secure)
Take two Chickabou feathers and tie them in with 2 or 3 windings at the right and left
side of the hookshank. Pull the feathers until they are in the right position and length.
(About 10-15mm) Secure them well with your tying thread.
Make a new dubbing loop and produce a large tapered head. Tie off.
Depending on the size of the river, I prefer to start with a floating line. If
unsuccessful, I usually try a twenty-four foot sink-tip line to present the fly a little
deeper. In rivers I mostly cast down and across and retrieve the fly at different speeds.
I use the tip of the rod to produce the action. When I use a sinktip I always fish with
unweighted versions. For some waters I made an underbody of high floating material to give
the fly an extra action. The fly wants to go up but the sink-tip pulls it down while
retrieving. This works extremely well in still and saltwater too. With a floating line I
do the opposite by using weight in the patterns.
All text by by Hans van Klinken
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