Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
>> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies Favorite trout patterns

Thread: BackSwimmer Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-17-2003 06:21 PM
FrenchCreek Same fly, bottom view
02-17-2003 06:20 PM
FrenchCreek
BackSwimmer

Here is another one of my fav's both on lakes and on rivers.
Hook: TMC 2457 #10-12 OR TMC 2487 if you want the bug to float higher in the water column.
Tie in a small clear glass bead at the tail
Tie in the shell back just above the bead, I use various leather that I get from a shoe repair shop and from my wife's "surplus" belts & other such disposable like that. My fav' is a piece of "leatherette" material that I get from a sewing store. This stuff will strecth a bit in one direction but not the other. Cut the strip so that it will stretch over the body.
Body: Make a dubbing loop with Metallic thread (also from sewing store) and dub the body with olive dyed muskrat or similar material. Pick at it to get guard hairs to stick out.
Shell back: Black leatherette. Pull this over the body and tie off at the front, leave enough space to whip finish.
Legs: I use elastic thread (guess where I get this?) and unwind the wrapping. The rubber insert is the perfect size and is round. Tie the legs in about half way up the shank, secure with figure 8 then continue the body dubbing

For fun, you can use various other colors for the shell back and make all sorts of beetles and lady bugs & such, just omit thelegs or place them at the front like antennae.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)