Tungsten Jig Hook Surveyor
Hook: Allen size #12 jig hook, or jig hook of choice.
Thread: Red thread.
Weight: 5-6 lead wraps behind the bead.
Bead: Gold bead to match the hook.
Tail: Cul de conard fibers.
Rib: Silver wire.
Abdomen: Light rainbow sow scud dubbing.
Collar: Dark rainbow sow scud dubbing.
Hot spot: Red thread.
This is one of my favorite jig head flies. I use it as a point fly when I’m fishing two nymphs in tandem. The rainbow sow scud dubbing that comprises the fly is a great dubbing. It’s well known as a component in tying “Rainbow Warriors”. If you fish that fly you know what a great producer it is. Well sometimes more is even better. That’s what this nymph has, more sow scud rainbow dubbing.
Begin by placing your gold bead on the hook. Some tyers use a slotted bead. I find that regular beads fit perfectly. Take approximately 5-6 wraps of lead behind the bead. Next, start your thread, cover the lead wraps, then form a slender and tapered body. Now tie in your cul de conard fibers for a tail. They should be approximately ½ the length of the hook shank. Next, tie in your silver wire for your rib. You are now going to dub an abdomen of light rainbow sow scud dubbing. Leave enough room for your collar and ‘hot spot’. Next, rib your fly with the silver wire. Dub your collar with dark rainbow sow scud dubbing. Form a hot spot with your red thread right behind the bead. Whip finish and apply some head cement to your wraps and you’re done. How easy is that !
Gilbert Rowley of Fly Tying 123 has a great video on how to tie it below:
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