by Niklas Andersson
This fly I tied for attracting
fish when eating pupae and other insects just below the surface
and you want to know that the fly floats at the right depth. The
length of nylon cord can be advantageously varied so that the
flies may float at different depths.
This fly is based on the
pattern of a super pupa where I excluded the hackle. Of course
you can tye a variety of other different patterns of pupae with
Float ball that I use is from Fly
Dressings product line. Nylon line is melted at one end to
prevent the float ball from slipping off. A needle can be used
to get the line through the float ball.
Nylon line tied in order to get
the desired length into the floating ball. This fly on the
photos I tied with a little extra distance to visualize clearly.
The distance can be varied so that the fly floating just below
the surface or deeper.
Step 3. The body in this case
is very basic tied, but you can vary the base pattern endlessly.
Float ball can be dipped in colored paint if you feel that the
white color stand out to much. Best of luck, and I hope that
this may be a suitable fly whenyou can see fish is feeding from
surface but without taking your dry flies.
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