One of our favourite designs comes again from Future Fly's Marc Skovby modifying his Marabou pattern a step further by using tapers flash and a spun hair wing to create this awesome profile! The "Flash Flu" as we have tied it with Sea Trout colours for night time fishing in mind this one is the Midnight Flash Flu.
Watch the fly tying video here
Step by step article below
Materials by Future Fly available in store here at speybros.com
Get the tying kit here - https://speybros.com/products/midnigh...
00:09 1.8mm plastic tube - black
00:16 GSP tying thread - 12/0 - 50D
00:28 5mm tungsten bead - any colour (mat golden orange)
00:37 Signature dubbing - midnight star
01:22 Star Flash or Classic Tinsel - midnight star
02:38 Star Flash or Classic Tinsel - midnight star
03:29 Rubber legs - blue
04:15 Shadow Fox Pelt - black
05:57 Jungle cock cheeks - natural or substitute
07:39 Tungsten UFO nano disc - silver
Future Fly tube vise Future Fly tube vise needle - medium Future Fly lightweight scissors Future Fly multi needle
Step By Step
Step 1 melt a collar on your plastic tube and flatten in down to sit snug inside the back of the tungsten tube, add to the needle then add your thread tight back to the bead
Step 2 wrap a small ball of midnight star signature dubbing about the same size as the tungsten bead then brush it out and halo back over the bead
Step 3 Take some midnight star classic tinsel or star flash and tie in half way, spread back and tie in again. Make sure to spread all around the tubing equally.
Step 4 repeat the process again this time with short strands to create a taper, add extra tapering with your scissors equally around the tube
Step 5 Tie in 2 rubber legs half way on top and fold back underneath and tie down again, to give you 4 legs in total, they should reach about 1/2 to 2/3rd of the way back
Step 6 tie in a good bunch of shadow fox pelt in black equally spreading all the way around the tube, the length should be about 1/3rd of the way back so the taper continues with the flash. Next trim away the waste with a scalpel or scissors.
Step 7 tie in jungle cock cheeks choosing a medium feather and tying in long as long or just short of the fox.
Step 8 add a dab of super glue to the head and wrap your thread through it, slide on a 4mm UFO tungsten disc in silver, then push back hard into the head of the fly to secure
Step 9 cut off the plastic tube 2-3mm from the cone and melt down, press the plastic down hard to the cone for extra security, check the flash lengths to make sure they are uniform and tapered.
Just add water!