Bob's Fly

December, 2011


                                       Fly Pattern:Bob's Fly

            Tyer's Name: Rick Shadforth
              Date: December 6, 2011

    Fly Originator and History: Bob Fangen, an Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers member, 
    originated this fly about 15 years ago.

                                How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader:  In streams, a floating line with a tapered leader. 
    In lakes, a sinking line.
    Depth: On the bottom.
    Suggested retrieve: In streams, let it tumble down stream along the bottom. 
    Then a slow to medium retrieve. In lakes, slow to medium retrieve with occasional 
    twitches.  

                                Fly Material
    Hook:  #8 Dai Riki  710, 3XL Nymph (or equivalent).
    Thread: Brown,  Uni 8/0. Use Red 8/0 thread if you are adding weight to the fly.
    Weighted y/n : No.   Optional: If adding weight, use red thread to indicate 
    that the fly is weighted (Red=Lead).
    Hackle: Dyed grizzly saddle, brown.
    Tail: Barbules from one of the 'fluffy' feathers on the grizzly saddle.
    Antennae: Goose biots, tan.
    Body: Acrylic yarn, brown.
    Wing case: Turkey tail.

                                Tying Steps 
    1. Lay down a  thread base from behind the eye to the bend, just above the hook's 
    barb. When starting the wrap, from a 'bump' of thread just behind the eye. The 
    bump will keep the biots off of the eye.

    2.  Tail. Tie in a few barbules of tail material at the bend. The tail should 
    be about a hook's gap in length. 

    3.  Antennae. Tie in the biots just behind the bump that was formed in Step 1. 
    The biots should form a V-shape that is centered on the shaft of the hook.

    4. Rib. Wrap the thread back to the bend. Make a thread loop and tie it down. 
    At the shank, cut one of the strands, giving you a long piece of thread. Stow 
    it for now.

    5. Wing case. The wing case will span the length of the hook, and it should 
    be about 1/8 to 3/16-inch wide. At the bend, tie in the wing case.

    6. Hackle. One side of the hackle will have it's barbules stripped-off, and 
    it will be tied-in at the butt. With the shiny or convex side of the feather 
    facing forward, strip off the side of the feather that will be contacting the hook.

    7. Body. At the bend, tie-in a length of yarn. Run the thread forward to about 
    2-eye lengths behind the eye. Now wrap the yarn forward and secure it with a 
    half hitch. Cut off the excess thread. 

    8. Hackle. Wrap the hackle forward, giving it about 6 wraps. Secure the hackle 
    and cut off the excess.

    9. Wing case. Use your fingers to move the hackle fibers that are on top of the 
    fly, off to the sides. Wetting your fingers with water makes the fibers more 
    compliant. Then, lay the wing case over the top of the shank, tie it down behind 
    the eye, and cut off the excess material.

    10. Rib. Wind the thread rib forward. Avoid trapping fibers under the thread. 
    Tie down the rib.

    11. Whip finish and glue, adding a coat of glue to the wing case. Use a bodkin 
    to free-up any trapped hackle.  



             Rick Shadforth 02/11/12