Bomber

Fly Name
Hook 8-1
Thread black
Wings hair
Tails hair
Body deer hair
Hackle grizzly

Bomber

Bomber

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the hair tail material by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Bomber

Attach hackle by tip with 5 tight wraps.

Bomber

Tie in a bundle of deer hair with 3 loose wraps. Tighten the thread tension so the hollow hair evenly flares around the hook shank. Secure with 5 tight wraps in front of the bundle. Push the flared hair back to condense the hair.

Bomber

Repeat this last procedure until the body is full with condensed flared hair. It takes between 3 and 5 bundles to complete.

Bomber

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems. Cut off thread.

Bomber

Bomber

With sharp scissors trim the hair in a cigar shape.

Bomber

Re-attach thread behind the hook eye.

Bomber

Evenly wind hackle through the body and secure with 5 tight wraps.. Trim off excess.

Bomber

Tie in hair positioned towards the bend of the hook with 2 loose wraps followed up by 3 to 5 tight wraps. The wing's length and position can be adjusted after the loose wraps. The wing should be slanted at a 45° angle to the hook shank.

Bomber

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.

Bomber


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