by Ramiro Garcia Malbran
I made this fly 8 years ago for fishing
pike in Finland, it is inspired from a Malbran
Fly (that I used whith success in
the Parana river,
fishing dorados ). I got a lot of pike and perch on that travel and after that day it's a
fly that I use at many different destinations catching a large variety of species (warm
waters and saltwaters)
Hook: all sizes,
Tail: christmas decoration (tinsel, flashabou), twisted and streched.
Body: christmas decoration (tinsel, flashabou), twisted, streched and
Throat: red fibers
Eyes: stick-on eyes
Back: permanent marquer, black
Every mesh of the material (christmas
decoration) that you tie on the hook must be twisted, that gives volume and reflect the
ligth in all directions.
1. Take a mesh of
cristhmas decoration and tie the first part of the tail, it must be 1/3 shorter than the
final size of the tail (in that way the tail will not "fall" when fishing ). If
you want more movement you can tie directly a long tail.
2, 3. Tie the half of a
long mesh over the place where you tied the first one, after that turn the other half. Tie
some of the fibers over the shank and others down. You can repeat this more times if you
want more fibers on the tail.
4. Take a shorter mesh
and try to tie on the fibers all around the shank, after that turn the other half and tie
it in the same way.
5, 6. Repeat the same
operation until you get close to the eye of the hook.
7. Before arriving to
the eye, tie some red fibers to form the throat.
8. Trim the body whith
9. Put the eyes on and
paint the back of the fly, you can put epoxi on the head (optional)
Here are two variants of the fly where I
made the back and part of the tail using syntetic hair:
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Text and photo by Ramiro
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