Neversink Trude

ScottPScottP Senior MemberPosts: 480 Senior Member
Never should say Never(sink) but the foam does a good job of keeping it on top, even after a few fish

hook - Dai Riki 320 (#12)
thread - Uni 6/0 camel
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - peacock herl
overbody - 2mm foam strip brown
wing - Congo Hair white
flash - Krsytal Flash pearl
hackle - saddle brown/grizzly
legs - round rubber brown (med)


attach thread to hook at about the 60% mark

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attach a clump of golden pheasant

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and trim ends

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trim a strip of 2mm foam (hook gap width) to a point

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spread a little Crazy Glue on hook shank

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and tie in foam overbody

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tie in 6-8 strands of peacock herl

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and wrap forward with thread (re-enforces peacock against fish teeth) to 60% position

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pull foam forward, tie in with 2 soft wraps (so as not to cut the foam)

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apply a little more Crazy Glue, then spiral thread to hook eye and secure foam again

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wrap back to 60% to provide smooth thread base for wing & hackle

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pull out a clump of Congo Hair

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trim ends and tie in

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take 3 strands of Krystal Flash

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fold & tie in on either side of wing

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attach legs, near

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and far

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tie in hackle

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wrap to front and back (splays/densificates the hackle) to 60% position

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trim a V in hackle on top

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pull the foam back over the head

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tie in, whip finish & add a drop of Sally

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trim foam, pull wing/flash back and trim even with tail

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trim legs and you're done

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fish eye view
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I was flying blind with this fly, only had one I had purchased (and some pics on the web) to use as an example. Took me about a dozen flies to get a tying sequence that worked for me, but it turns out to be a pretty easy bug. Again, not a quicky guide fly but fast enough, durable and effective.
They say the times are changing but I just don't know

Replies

  • FlykuniFlykuni Senior Member Posts: 799 Senior Member
    Nice tie. Would be so much more pleasant w/o that beach sandal tied in. Ahem.
  • ScottPScottP Senior Member Posts: 480 Senior Member
    I fish 'em here

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    here

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    here

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    here

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    and here

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    without the foam they're wet flies in a hurry, and that's just not as much fun.

    Regards,
    Scott
    They say the times are changing but I just don't know
  • ouzelproouzelpro Senior Member Posts: 5,361 Senior Member
    That river looks just like the Arkansas. Nice tie, BTW.
  • Scott,

    A guy named Dale (I think) from back East (or South, or probably both) who comes to Whitefish every summer had Lester tie him up some Neversink Trudes because Lakestream was out. Dale (?) said that's the fly his buddies really like. Might'n you be one of his buddies?

    Great photos by the way.

    - Whitefish Willy
  • ScottPScottP Senior Member Posts: 480 Senior Member
    Hi Willy. No, can't say I know the gentleman (only guy I know who comes to Whitefish every summer is me :) ) By the way, looks like we'll be out there June-Oct next year so the wife can spend some time with her mom; hopefully we can meet up.

    Regards,
    Scott
    They say the times are changing but I just don't know

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