|A new fly:|
Chernobyl Flash Bang
|Chernobyl Flash Bang|
I started messing around at the tying bench a few months ago with some Puglisi flash brushes.
Many fly fishermen use a fly with a rabbit strip or marabou tail with an estaz body. The Marabou Estaz
is a good example. Click on the link for instructions on tying this fly.
Other fishermen like the flash of the original Copperhead by Capt. Randy Hamilton.
The Chernobyl Flash Bang combines all of these ingredients with the enticing flash of flashabou and a Puglisi Flash brush. The fly is similar to the Flash Bang Series tied by Capt. Honson Lau. I showed him the fly, and he said it looked like a combination of the Flash Bang and Chernobyl Crab flies. Hence the name, "Chernobyl Flash Bang." It is a bright, flashy fly that attracts a lot of attention from red fish when the water is murky. It is easy to tie and very durable.
# 2 Mustad 34007 hook or equivalent
Orange/black barred rabbit strip
40 lb mono for foul guard
20 lb stiff mono for weed guard if desired
Copper Puglisi flash brush
3mm copper bead chain eyes.
Red size A rod wrapping thread
1. Attach bead chain eyes with figure 8 wraps.
2. Attach a loop of 40 lb mono to the top of the hook bend for a foul guard.
3. Attach the barred rabbit zonker strip so it extends behind the fly the length of the hook shank.
4. Tie in six to eight strands of flashabou on each side of zonker strip.
5. Attach Estaz and Flash Brush at rear of fly.
6. Wrap a tight body with Estaz. Figure 8 over the eyes and tie off in front of eyes.
7. Palmer flash brush over body, folding the fiber back taking care not to trap fibers under succeeding wraps.
8. Tie off flash brush behind eyes.
9. Attach weed guard if desired.
10. Wrap a neat thread head and finish with head cement or thin super glue.
That's it. This fly is simple to tie and very durable because the flash brush is made from stainless steel wire. You are in essence palmering the body with stainless steel wire.
Tie for your next red fish trip and send me some pictures!!!
Come, "Hunt Fish in the Marshes of Glynn"
Capt. David Edens
"Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn"