Wednesday 7 November 2012

Intruder, step by step.

 The Intruder, is a fly that was put together by Ed Ward, for fishing steelhead, in the big rivers in BC area and States. it is a fly that can give you a big profile for a light dressed fly, and the movement on these flies is amazing. i have been using them for about 3 seasons for sewin at night, and will say they work very well and in my mind. look better than a snake fly that i fish a lot, 
Above, i have put a 5/0 salmon hook in the vise. you can also use a waddington shank for this pattern, 
 Above, showing the main hook, and the stinger hook set on 0.24" nylon coated wire.
 Above, i have run thread down hook. to the point of hook, here i am using Danville thread 240 denier white.
 And now, i have catch in the stinger wire with thread.
 Now run thread up the shank, there is no need like a lot of tiers do. run the stinger wire though eye of hook,
 Here i have finished the thread on shank, and trimmed the thread.
 Now i coat the thread, with varnish thin get it to soak in to the thread. when dry it will lock all together, the stinger hook will never pull out.When the Intruder is finished cut off the hook on main body,
 Now we catch in the thread at the point of hook,
 Now tie in some chenille, this acts a a pillow and flares out any material tied in behind it.
 Now trim off unwanted chenille,
 Now i tie in some Ostrich each side of shank, for tail and movement.
 Now i tie in a purple saddle hackle,
 Here i have wound on the hackle,
 Here i have trimmed off unwanted material.
 Now i have made a dubbing loop,
 Here i have waxed the loop, and put in the loop some lady Amherst pheasant center tail.
 Now i have spun the loop,
 Now i have wound on the dubbing loop.
 Now i have cleaned up ends,
 Now tie in some Krystal flash,
 Here i have tied in some Hareline diamond braid, and run up hook shank.
Now we repeat the back end tying, for the front hackle.
 Tie in Chenille pillow,
 Tie in saddle hackle,
 Clean up hackle,
 Now i have done a dubbing loop and tied in Amherst,

 Now i tie in dumbells at the head, some tiers tie it in first but i like it my way.
 Now we wax thread, and use dubbing to cover head. to finish fly.

 Above, some of the colors i use,note i have also use plastic jungle cock on some of them. these are sold by ,
 And above, the four colors together. These and my snaketruders are always in my sewin boxes,

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