We are tying an absolute classic the Green Butt, this one is a soft hair winged tube version using Future Fly's excellent Mach II flatbraid to create a nice bright green butt. Excellent fly and one of our absolute favourites.
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Materials and tools by Future Fly available here in store at speybros.com
1.8mm plastic tube - clear
3.0mm plastic tube - clear
GSP tying thread - 12/0 - 50D
Mach II flatbraid - fl.green holo
French oval tinsel medium - silver
Mach II flatbraid - metallic black
American hen saddle - black
Shadow fox pelt - black
4mm hybrid cone - silver
Future Fly tube fly vise
Future Fly tube needle medium
Future Fly Standard bobbin
Future Fly lightweight scissors
Future Fly multi needle
Future Fly hackle tool
Step By Step
Step 1 Melt a small collar at the end of the liner tubing so that it can grip inside the outer tubing. Place the connected tube together on the vice and start tying with your thread in front of the outer tube before working up onto the outer tube and back to the starting point of the fly the green butt
Step 2 Tie in some Mach II fl.green flat braid and make overlapping turns to build up a a fat bright butt
Step 3 Next starting from the front of the out tube tie in some medium silver oval french tinsel then some mach II black flatbraid over the top. Then wrap the flatbraid up to the front of the outer tubing with overlapping turns. Take the oval tinsel and make 3-4 ribbing turns up the body of the fly and tie off in front of the outer tube.
Step 4 Tie in a soft black hen hackle with hackle stems as long as the body materials, 3-4 turns, make sure to wrap as tight to the outer tubing as possible.
Step 5 Shape a single wing with shadow fox pelt or tanuki in black, the wing should be nicely tapered, you can cut the waste away before tying in. The trim away as close to the thread as possible for neat head to place the cone on top of.
Step 6 add a drop of super glue to the tube by the head of the fly then slide on a 4mm hybrid cone in silver. Using a hackle tool to push the cone in really helps get a tight fit and stop the glue getting on your hands and soft materials.
Step 7 Finally trim away the liner tube to about 2-3mm from the cone and melt down with a lighter. Whilst still hot you can press the melted tube down to the cone for a thin clean and more secure finish.
Just add water!