Tying a Créme Brûlêe Plug Frances - Tube Fly

Tying a Créme Brûlêe Plug Frances - Tube Fly

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Plug Frances patterns has been proving very popular this summer 2021 even for Baltic Salmon and we have been experimenting a lot of different colour patterns, this one comes from the Créme Brûlêe pattern a little lesser known than others, but we thing the colours are fantastic!

Watch the full length tying video here

 

Get the fly tying kit HERE 
https://speybros.com/products/creme-brulee-plug-frances-tying-kit

Materials and tools by Future Fly available here in store at speybros.com

 

Materials 

1.8mm plastic tube - clear
https://speybros.com/products/futurefly-tube-1-8-mm-medium

G.S.P tying thread - white - 50D
https://speybros.com/products/ff-gsp-thread-12-0

North american opossum - pahtagorva
https://speybros.com/products/american-opossum?variant=39247598092377

Rooster saddle stems - brown
https://speybros.com/products/ff-rooster-cape-brown

Easy dubbing - golden yellow
https://speybros.com/products/ff-easy-dubbing?variant=39247599829081 

4mm tungsten bead - metallic brown
https://speybros.com/products/ff-tungsten-bead?variant=39247604056153 

4mm hybrid cone - fl.orange
https://speybros.com/products/ff-hybrid-cone?variant=39247604482137

 

Tools 

Future Fly Tube Fly Vise
https://speybros.com/products/future-fly-tube-vise

Future Fly Tube Vise Needle - small
https://speybros.com/products/ff-tubevise-needle-small

Future Fly Lightweight Scissors
https://speybros.com/products/ff-lightweight-scissors

Future Fly Standard bobbin
https://speybros.com/products/ff-standard-bobbin

Future Fly Hackle Tool
https://speybros.com/products/ff-hackle-tool

Future Fly Multi Needle
https://speybros.com/products/ff-multi-needle


Step by step

Step 1 melt a small collar at the end of the liner tube, big enough to flare the materials being tied in.

Creme Brulee Plug Frances Step By Step

Step 2 Next start tying at the melted collar and secure with a bit of super glue.

Creme Brulee Plug Frances Step By Step

Step 3 Take some of the shorter hair from some pahtagorva opossum pelt and tie in wrapping right around the liner tube, with your thread tie back as far as possible to the melted collar, the flare the materials up as much as you like. Trim away the waste nice and neat with a scalpel and secure with some more super glue if needed.

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Step 4 Next tie in 4-5 feelers using stripped cock hackles and trimmed to length top and bottom for the right length and maximum vibration. You can run them through finger and thumb nails to curve them if desired. Trim away the waste and secure with super glue.

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Step 5 With some sunburst easy dubbing make a short fat dubbing ball with a small taper down to the liner tube.

Creme Brulee Plug Frances Step By Step

Step 6 Next add some super glue to the liner tube infront of the dubbing ball and push a metallic brown 4mm tungsten bead back into the dubbing ball, hold it in for a little while to make sure the glue has set a hackle tool really helps.

Creme Brulee Plug Frances Step By Step

Step 7 Repeat the process with a fl.orange or fl.red 4mm hybrid cone.

Creme Brulee Plug Frances Step By Step

Step 8 Cut away the liner tube 2-3mm from the cone and melt down with a lighter, whilst still hot press down the tubing with a flat surface to make it extra neat and secure.

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