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|Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:13 pm Post subject: Seychelles Flashy Profile
|A Fly highly recommended by the South African guides of the Seychelles Islands of Alphonse, Farquhar, Cosmoledos etc., for taking those "bullyboy" GT's that frequent the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and flats surrounding this SWF Fishers paradise.
I can certainly vouch for the effectiveness of this one, as the actual fly pictured, accounted for 4 GT's up to 80lb before it was finally ripped to pieces, since which time, its brothers and sisters have accounted for a good number more, including at least one over the magical ton up mark that I know of.
Hook: Trey Combes, Gammy SL12, or Tiemco 600SP Sizes 6/0, 8/0
Tying Thread: Chartreuse 8/0
Step 1: One bunch of white or polar bear S/H tied under the hook.
Step 2:[/b] Length of White or Polar Bear S/H tied directly on top of hook (Do not let this creep around the sides)
Step 3: Half a dozen strands of Pearl Krystal Flash or Flashabou tied in at centre of the material and doubled back over the top of the S/H
Step 4: Length of Grey S/H, tied so as to rest directly on top of the previous tie.
Step 5: Half a dozen strands of Pearl Krystal Flash or Flashabou tied in as per step 3.
Step 6: Repeat steps 2 to 5
Step 7: A thin length of Chartreuse S/H so it rests directly over the top of the previous tie
Step 8: 3 or 4 strands of Black Krystal Flash tied in as per steps 3 & 5
Step 9: A thin length of Black S/H tied in to rest directly over the top of the previous tie.
Head: Built up and tapered towards the hook eye with tying thread.
The overall aim is to finish up with a fly which has a distinct hortizontal stripes in its make up, and a thin flat profile.
Finish: Add a large set of Flat eyes, then give the whole head from the hook eye right back to the end of the thread, over the eyes, and S/H, continuing on to a point just past the end of the hook, 2 coats of Epoxy. After the first coat of epoxy has dried, add red gill rakers with pantone pen before applying a second coat. The epoxy strengthens the fly somewhat but more importantly by bringing it back to a point just behind the hook eye, this renders the finished fly foul proof.