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Flashtail Whistler Pike Bass Fly Tying Instructions Directions and How To Tie Tutorial

here we're going to tie fly called the

flash tail Whistler this is a Pike bass

peacock bass fly first thing we're going

to do is just get our thread started

we're going to take a large B chain eye

and we're going to put it almost all the

way up to the front of the hook I'm

going to leave a little bit of room so I

can tie off the fly at the end and you

can use lead eyes for this if you're

going to tie a heavy one but

traditionally the large B chain is used

and that's where the fly also gets its

name because this fly whistles the B

chain makes a noise when you cast it

next thing we're do is we're going to

take our thread all the way back to the

bend of the hook here we're going to tie

our first portion of the tail which is

going to be some white buck tail this

fly is meant to be fairly bulky so I'm

going to tie in a trunk of bucktail

that's about the diameter of a pencil

maybe a little bit less I'm going to

strip out all the short pieces guard

hairs I'm going to even up the butt ends

my scissors I don't give me something

here to tie in with I'm just going to

take that buck tail I'm going to just

bite down on it tie it right in

kind of roll it so it's right on top of

the shank of the hook I don't want it to

be underneath wrap back on this just a

hair

nice wide profile tail next thing to do

is to tie in the flash and you can use a

couple different colors can either use

silver which is traditionally what's

used or I use pearl I just like the

looks of pearl more so than the silver

if you're tying for pike or something

like that Silver's always a pretty good

bet you're going to take a very generous

clump of flash abbu I'd say probably

about 30-40 strands we're going to take

half of it we're going to tie it in

right in the half portion of the clump

right in the middle of it I'm gonna tie

it in I'm going to take the other

portion double it over I'm going to tie

it in right on top of the shank just

like so now when we trim it we're going

to want to trim it to be about an inch

longer than your tail

just like so now the next thing do is

tie nd over wing for this I'm going to

tie a red one so I'm going to use red

bucktail but it can be tied and lots of

different colors another common color is

yellow I take a similar size chunk about

the diameter of a pencil maybe a little

less and I'm going to want this to be

same length as the white portion of the

tail light bucktail so I just roughly

kind of measure it out trim off some of

the butt ends if I need to I'm going to

tie this end right at the front

it'll secure it

like so now the next thing to do is to

tie in the body or the gills for this

I'm going to use some chenille and I

like to use a flasher chenille I'm going

to use a pearl core braid in red I'm

just going to tie that in I'm just going

to build up a little bit of a body here

then you can capture it turn out the XS

now we're going to tie in the collar

which is just going to be some red

slapping actually I forgot to tie in the

sides for this we're just going to use a

grizzly feather it's going to be about

same length as the tails I'm just going

to tie that in on one side then I'll do

the same thing on the other side

and try to tie them in so that they lay

flat on each side now the next thing to

do is to tie in the color I'm going to

use a red or hot orange either one piece

of slap slapping

now once we have that tight end we can

use a pair of hackle pliers that makes

it easier for you I'm going to take that

piece of slapping each wrap I'm going to

pull the fibers back so they lay back

nice on the fly

and you can capture the fibers and I

usually like to take a few wraps just to

lay all the fibers back I grab them all

with your hands you can just lay down a

few wraps it doesn't have to be perfect

but there we go

and you can take your thread all the way

up to the front you can whip finish and

you have a Whistler Pike fly or peacock

bass fly works great down in the Amazon

for a peacocks and also up in Canada for

big Pike also works on largemouth you

can see it has a nice big profile pushes

water when you strip it very effective

good looking fly and then the finish you

can take your superglue I always used my

brush on zappa gap to finish off these

large flies especially ones that have

eyes just Koch the head and all the

thread and will help lock in those

thread wraps and your material also help

lock down the eyes that's all there is

to a Flash tail Whistler