Thanks all participants, a great looking bunch of flies.
More recipes will be posted for flies on Monday.
These are tied on Size 1 hook
" I tie these flies with mono because they get thrashed pretty hard.
1. Tie in bucktail and Flash at the bend of the hook (length is your preference)
2. Tie in hackle at the bend and wrap forward (I tie it in by the tip so the longer fibers of the base of the feather end up near the eye of the hook).
3. Tie in your foam 1/8" from the eye. Leave approximately 3/16" hanging over the eye.
4. At this point you need to bring the thread to the bend of the hook working through the hacklesop you don't lay it down.
5. Tie the foam down at the bend of the hook and tie off.
6. Fold the foam forward and tie down at the eye. I put some wraps on and whip finish UNDER the foam heads so they stand up. Cement and go fishing!"
also by Mudbug (see videos in post below from Mudbug for tying instructions for both of his flies)
Hook: 2 or 3xl Long shanked hook size 8-12
Tail: White marabou tips
Body: Green chenille
Rib: Copper or red wire
Wing: White marabou tips
Rubber Legged Woolly Bugger
Size 8 TMC 5263
Danville's 210 Denier Flax Waxed Nylon
0.015" lead wire wrap - wrapped the whole shank
5/32" countersunk brass bead
gold holographic flash
medium wapsi woolly bugger chenille in olive (CWB089)
orange and black rubber legs
Merlino's Fire Tiger
Hook: TMC 600SP 1/0
Thread: Danvilles 210 denier waxed flymaster plus
Eyes: Medium sized yellow barbells
Legs: Orvis sexi black & white barred
Tail: Tiger barred black/orange over yellow rabbit strip
Wing: Orange & yellow marabou
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Throat: Orange raccoon
Topping: Chartreuse raccoon
* A piece of mono was tied in at the bend of the hook for a foul guard.
(see Geoff's post below for video on tying instructions)
Hook: Mustad streamer hook size 10
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Foam spider body and yellow and black chenille
Legs: balsck rubber
Lite Bright Leech
Hook: 2 or 3xlong size 10
Thread: Black 6/0
Foamshell back: 2mm orange, cut to hook gap width, and about 2 shank lengths long, tied in rear 1/2 of hook, excess left trailing off rear of hook, (it will be pulled over after underbody is wrapped)
Underbody: Peacock herl (peacock colored cactus chenille used here)on rear 1/2 of hook
Shell back: foam pulled over and tied off at 1/2 point of shank, leaving excess pointing towards front of hook ( it can be dotted with permanent magic marker if desired after fly is completed).
Legs: 1 centipede leg cut in half. A 1/2 centipede leg tied is tied in at midpoint on each side of shank to make 4 legs.
Wing post: optional, but increases visibility, tuft of white poly or acrylic yarn
Thorax: Small section of foam back tied down, excess foam trimmed
Head: Black thread
Fire Tiger Hollow Fleye
A short shank Eagle Claw 254 Size 2 saltwater hook used here
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon used here because of it's strength since you'll want to crank down on the bucktail
Body is built using successive bunches of bucktail tied in tips forward, then tips are swept back and locked in place with thread.
See step by step here: Hollow Fleye
This fly was built in 4 bunches:
1st bunch: yellow was tied in on bottom of shank, chartreuse on top
2nd bunch: repeat above
3rd bunch: Orange bucktail on bottom, yellow on sides, chartreuse on top
4th bunch: Black bucktail