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    Default Humpy's Favourite - Control Fly

    I hope this is the correct place for this thread!
    This is an adaptation of an old "Green Grub" pattern that was first tied about 10 years ago. The Antron yarn creates a really dense, smooth abdomen on the fly. This fly is primarily used as a control fly to get other flies down to the required depth in fast flowing water. The weight required on the fly can be adjusted to personal preference, by either using brass beads as opposed to tungsten, or using less lead wraps, to no lead wraps. I will generally tie the fly in 3 different weights: light, medium and then "Kursk" weights. Its quick and easy to tie.

    Materials:
    Hook: Caddis/Grub/Circle hook Size 8 - 10
    Weight: Lead wire
    Bead: 3.8 or 4mm Tungsten
    Thread: Uni-thread 8/0, Red or black
    Rib: Medium red wire
    Shellback: Thin Skin, Mottled turkey
    Thorax: Chartreuse Antron yarn
    Abdomen: Red Dubbing, fine

    Step 1:
    Place the bead on the hook and wrap on some lead wire.



    Step 2:
    Attach the thread to the hook and tie in the rib.



    Step 3:
    Tie in the shellback material at the bend of the hook.



    Step 4.
    Tie in the Antron yarn and advance the thread up to the bead.



    Step 5.
    Wrap the Antron yarn around the hook up to the bead and tie off.



    Step 6.
    Dub in a small neat thorax.



    Step 7.
    Pull the shellback over the abdomen and thorax and tie off.



    Step 8.
    Wind in the ribbing and tie off. Cement the thread wraps.

    Last edited by rory; 29-11-12 at 11:35 AM.
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    niiiice. I like

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    Kick Ass Ror'

    Cool stuff
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    HI Rory,

    Great S.B.S. and nice fly.

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    "Clear the bridge, flood all main ballast tanks.. prepare for dive.. DIVE DIVE DIVE!!" Great fly rory!!

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    I feel honoured. Great SBS Rory!!! I have caught x1 Juvenile LM, a kazillion SM and x2 Catfish on the pattern.

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    I whipped a few of these last night, they are really nice - did a couple colour variations with the ol' pro-markers on the underbody (I only have fluorescent chartreuse or pink antron), but the chart is easy to colour.
    everyone is a "guru" these days - re

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhumpy View Post
    I feel honoured. Great SBS Rory!!! I have caught x1 Juvenile LM, a kazillion SM and x2 Catfish on the pattern.
    LOL, seriously, you've fished this pattern more than I have!

    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I whipped a few of these last night, they are really nice - did a couple colour variations with the ol' pro-markers on the underbody (I only have fluorescent chartreuse or pink antron), but the chart is easy to colour.
    Good idea! Did you take a pic or two?
    "I'm just a beer drinker with a flyfishing problem"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I whipped a few of these last night, they are really nice - did a couple colour variations with the ol' pro-markers on the underbody (I only have fluorescent chartreuse or pink antron), but the chart is easy to colour.
    Same Pink as that handbag?
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rory View Post
    Good idea! Did you take a pic or two?
    No - but i'll take some tonight if I have time

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    Same Pink as that handbag?
    its pinker
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