Monday, March 17, 2014

Bead head glue gun midge.

If you are on the lookout for easy to tie flies that work, here's  half an answer.



Size 20, Dai-Riki #125 emerger hook reverse bend 2x short. Bead to match.

Wrap on some olive 6/0 thread and paint it with a permanent red sharpie.

Wind the thread to above the hook, drop a tiny bit of hot clue on the hook and spread it thin with the glue gun tip toward the hanging thread.

Quickly and carefully put down the glue gun and wind the thread over the hot glue to create body segments. Don't drop the hot glue gun on the carpet, your fly tying table, or your lap.

Tie in a little peacock herl.

Whip finish and you're done.

Gorgeous.

Can you tell which was the first one I tied. 
I'm taking these to the Arkansas on Thursday with Mike and probably drop them behind a pegged egg. I'll post the other half of the answer to the question here, if they work.