Here goes my shot at a tutourial.
Hooks---- Shank---6xl streamer/cut of hook.... Trailer---#3 Octopus
Tail---- Black Zonker strip
Body---- Black Ice Dub
Body wrap--- Mylar Tinsel small/Gold
Back flash---Blue Wing-n-Flash
Sides--- Small Black marabou like feathers from the bottom of a dry fly Cape.
Eyes--- Large lead dumbells with 3/16" 3-D Holograrhic eyes epoxed on them.
Thread---- Black 70 UTC
Head--- Black Sculpin Wool or Senyo Lazer Dub
Trailer--- Small piece of 30# Spiderwire.
Materials. Missing is the Black Ice Dub And the Marabou.
Step 1: I thread the Spider wire on the trailer hook. Put the hook in the vise and tie on the Zonker strip on the bottom of the hook. Making sure to clean the hair out of the tie in point.
A drop of Zap-a-Gap on the thread.
Step 2: Put the 6xl streamer shank in the vise.
Tie in your eyes back from the hook eye. Leave enough room for a good full head and not crowd the eye. A drop of Zap-a-Gap helps to hold in place.
step3: Tie the trailer onto the shank with the spiderwire. Make sure you set your length so the Zonker strip will reach the tie in point on the shank. Run the spiderwire to the eyes and back to the rear at least once. Braids are very slippery and a long hard battle could pull out a single wrap.
Step 4: this is the only tricky part of the tie.
Tie the Zonker onto the shank, making sure the spiderwire and zonker are of equal length. Couple drops of Zap-a-Gap here also.
step 5:Tie in your tinsel and leave it hanging of the rear.
step 6: Return thread to tail and dub(Black Ice Dub) the body forward to just behind the eyes.
step 6: Wrap your tinsel forward and tie off.
Step 7: this is where you tie in the side feathers. Strip them so when tied in they just reach the front of the trailer hook. One on either side.
Step 8: Tie in a small batch of wing-n-flash on top of the hook right behind the eye.
Step 9: Tie in your first batch of Sculpin Wool behind the eyes. Tie the wool in the middle of the clump make about 4 wraps and then fold the forward facing wool back and put a few wraps in front to hold in place. I tie a small batch on top of the hook and a small batch on the bottom. Behind the eye it is hard to get good coverage if using one large clump and trying to get it to wrap around the hook.
Step 10: Move thread to in front of eyes and tie in a larger clump of wool. Making sure it wraps fully around the hook when cinching it down. 4-5 wraps and fold back the forward facing wool. Put a few wraps in front to hold.
Step 11: Continue adding wool till you have the head size desired. Make them about a 3rd bigger than you think they should look. You will loose some when you brush them out.
Step 12: Tie off thread with a whip finish and add a drop of Zap-a-Gap to the knot.
Step 13: Get your dubbing brush and brush out all the loose wool. This should shape the head and align all the materials.
Tied with no weight and about 6 inches long for a toothy critter.
post edited by bingsbaits - 2012/02/29 08:44:27