Bead:Copper, silver or gold tungsten 2.3 to 3.3 mm
Additional Weight:0.015” lead
Tail:Coq de leon fibers.
Body and thread:Olive Veevus body quill.
Rib:Chartreuse Veevus 140D power thread.
Hot Spot:Fluorescent orange thread.
Wing case:Black nail polish.
Varnish:Hard as nails.
This fly is originated
from Spanish fly fishers and is very popular with “euro-nymphers”.Why?Well it sinks like a rock and gets down fast, one of the important
factors in euro-nymphing.There is no
dubbing or hackle fibers to slow its decent in the water.
Begin by placing your
bead on the hook.Immediately behind the
bead wrap your lead wire.Make 3-4 wraps
with your lead and slide it tight behind the bead.Move it right behind the bead to hold it in
place.Start your Veevus body quill thread
behind the lead.Tie in your coq de leon
fibers for your tail.Next, tie in your
chartreuse rib.Form a tapered body with
your body quill.Tie it off behind the
bead.Start your fluorescent orange
thread behind the eye.Using even wraps,
rib the fly with your chartreuse thread. Tie and cut it off.Wrap and form your hot spot with your orange
fluorescent thread. Whip finish and cut
off.With black nail polish paint a wing
case on the top of the fly.Coat the
entire fly with UV resin, then harden the finish with your UV lamp.Finally, coat the entire fly with “Hard as
Nails” clear polish.This will help
prevent your UV resin from clouding or cracking.
Devin Olsen of Fly
Tying 123 has a great instructional video on how to tie this fly at below:
The video and instructions on how to
tie this fly can also be viewed at www.tightlinesflyfishing.blogspot.com .If you have any
questions about this fly or would like to submit a Fly of The Month I can be
reached at 203 305-3850 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .