About the Snake Teal and Blue Sea Trout Fly
The Teal and Blue Snake flies are extremely versatile, they can be fished barely sub-surface with a Floating Line.
Or fished deeper using a sink tip or intermediate.
Even fished close to the bottom with the help of a fast sinker.
Country of origin for this sea trout fly: Scotland
This sea trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
- Length of Snake Fly and matching hooks
- 1” long Size 14 outpoint trebles and a strong wire standard shank at front
- 1 1/2” Size 12 outpoint treble
- 2” Size 12 outpoint treble
- 2 1/2” Size 10 Outpoint Treble
- 3” Size 10 Outpoint Treble
- Gudebrod Braid (Butt Leader) 35lbs.
- Create a loop for the eye.
- Tie in treble as instructed.
- Super glue the entire length of braid from eye too hook
- Body : Small silver mylar tubing
- Hackles : First - Bright blue cock; fibre length no longer than half the length of the snake.
- Second - Teal flank, fibres to be the Whole length of the snake fly.
- Head : Black
When creating eye loop and / or tying in the treble hook . Use a bobbin threader.
Push the bobbin threader through the outer layer of the Gudebrod Braid, down the center core and out, leaving sufficient length of braid. Practice to establish correct finish length.
Thread on the hook. Loop end of braid through bobbin threader and pull - lassoing the hook until tight on to main length of braid with spare end floating loose; this needs to be closely trimmed.
Same method when creating the 'eye' only this time pull through stopping to leaving practical eye loop.
Super glue whole length of braid from neck of loop to eye of hook. This stops kinking and keep fly shape with sufficient flexibility.
Tying the Snake Fly
1 Cut the desired length of the mylar tubing (1” too 3” as required) to match the length of the mount being tied
2 Slide mylar tubing over the front hook and slide down the mount until you reach the treble hook. Tie in with silk securely.
3 Put the eye of the front hook in the vice ready to tie the front of the fly. This will leave the treble hook in fresh air – so mask the barbs if preferred.
4 Tie down front of mylar tubing at the head then tie in a throat of cock hackle fibres underneath the mount.
5 Tie in a wing of black squirrel tail to reach the bend of the treble hook. Tie in a jungle cock on each side and form the head. Whip finish and varnish
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