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    Posted: 11 Mar 2009 at 10:10am
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Here is the sequence for tying the MegaFugly...
Step one: Tie in a short (Stimulator style) tail of Bleached Elk Hair

Add a piece of Foam (Colour selections are your preference, these are tied in standard Cicada Green)
ands the hackle colour of your choice. You definatley want high quality saddles (Such as Metz Microbarb) for this one. (As you'll notice the foam is cut to a short point.

Dub a body of your choice. I like the "sparkly" Masterbite (Glister) dubbings... in this case Brown) And secure the foam over the top.

Rib the body, over the foam, with the saddle hackle you tied in earlier...

Take you thread, squashing the foam, all the way forward to the eye and back again to where you tied off the foam originally... Tie in some Modge Flash... you want this to extend beyond the tail slightly.

Top this with an overwing of Bleached Elk Hair. Just like on Stimulators most people tie this way too short... it should extend as long as the Midge flash!) Tie in another saddle hackle of your choice of colour, in this case furnace.

Wrap the hackle forward to the eye and back again using as much hackle as possible....

Tie in Silli-legs, again colour of your choice) on each side...

Bring the foam over the top and tie off. You will need to do the whip finish by hand because of the bulk here...

Cut the foam to a nice point. You can also add a yellow "sighter" on top of the foam if you wish but on a fly this large I find it superfluous.


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Not one for the fresh water that much, but boy, that looks like a great pattern Clark.
 
Well done mate on the photo sequence as well.
Nice job!
 
I reckon this could be modified just awesomely for saltwater species....gurgler style perhaps.
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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing ClarkThumbs%20Up.
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Looks yummy mate! Wish I had a few for tomorrows guide trip.
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Good one Clark as usual.
 
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Nice fly Clark, will try this one - it is similar to another fly I tie at the moment ---- but better!

Thanks for the step by step Clark it's a beaut looking fly Thumbs%20Up

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