Quick Fish Fry Fly ……. say that three times fast 😉
Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern
I know they’re out there and they are hungry, so here’s a recipe for a quick fish fry fly.
Now before you run off to find a skillet or wok this is not one of those delicious recipes that you will find on this site. No this is a recipe for a fry fly (smolt fly) and I dare you to find a simpler one. All that’s required is two hackles, a hook, some thread and a fish skull.
I have used up most of my large fish skulls on 3-5 inch articulated and large ¼ chicken meat flies for bulls/lakers and large rainbow. When I saw this fly online ( can’t remember where) I knew it was the answer for all the small fish skulls I had kicking around. This fly will work in rivers, lakes and in the “chuck”.
Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern | Material List:
- HOOK: Togen Natural Bend Size #8
- THREAD: Red
- BODY: 2 Hackles ( your choice of colours)
- HEAD: Small Fish Skull
Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern | Tying Instructions:
Start thread ¼ back from the eye and build a substantial hump back far enough that when you slide on the skull you have room to tie thread on between the skull and the eye.
Tie in a hackle on either side. Concave side facing in.
Build up tie in area, checking by sliding the fish skull on until it makes contact with the thread. Whip finish.
Put a drop of Krazy glue on thread and slide on fish skull.
Attach thread in front of the skull and build up a small thread hump preventing the skull from sliding forward. Whip finish. Add the sticker eyes in to the sockets and cover with a UV. resin.
Told ya it was quick. Now just add water and fish!
GORD (FlyGuys Northern Division)
Keep Calm, Fish On
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