Yes Jon, home made blue biots. Sometimes I’ll dye a batch all at once but these were colored with permanent pens. I only tied a half dozen of these guys. Will have to tie a few more to pass around and see if they work well in other places.
Based on my experiences with another of Martin Burch’s fly posts (The La Bomba) which I also tied in “bruiser” colors, I believe this Cheeto is going to kill all sorts of species.
I prefer to rib each material separately Nataline. Suggest you wind the wire rib forward first. Wind the pearl second and wind the pearl in front of the wire using the wire as a guide for placing the tinsel wraps.
I try to tie wire ribbing (on any fly) in on the near side of the hook and usually tie it in the entire length of the abdomen to keep the body taper uniform. Your first wire wrap should be under the hook shank, not over it. This means the wire contacts the hook shank first and keeps the tail from being jostled. It’s a small point but it’s a useful tip.
You can tie the second rib in on the opposite side to maintain even body proportions and taper. Hope I’m not being obvious here, just trying to be helpful.
I really hope you will give this one a try as it seems to be very effective for me. Good luck and tight lines.
I notice you live in the D.C. area. My wife and I lived in the area when I worked at Walter Reed doing immunological research. That was a long, long time ago. Haven’t been to D.C. since our oldest daughter was considering American University for her Masters Degree. Ultimately, she chose another school. I’m sure everything has changed since the time we lived there.
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