Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gummi Egg Pattern

Here are the patterns that were so productive at Delaney. The first is an apricot colored gummi egg tied on a size 16 TMC 2488. This fly originally had a veil but the veil was snipped.

Here is the kiwi colored gummi with the veil. This fly is slightly larger, 4mm egg tied on a size 12 TMC2488. The veil is simple egg veil material.

This is the gummi material used to tie the patterns. It could be easier, you just tie in some veil on the hook behind the eye, then put a drop of zap-a-gap on the shank where the egg will go, slide the gummi egg over the eye and bring the veil forward to tie off.

Note: I would add an extra drop of zap-a-gap behind the egg once completed. I had a problem with the egg sliding down towards the bend after the fish would hit it a few times. I missed a couple fish I beleive because the egg slid too far to get an acceptable hook set.

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