The Boom Creek has a Tuffleye head over bead chain eyes with
a frame of 25 pound hard mono. This is a nasty fly to make with epoxy but incredibly easy to do with Tuffleye.
The flies above were tied by Phil Brna with Tuffleye
Here are a few fly patterns, using Tuffleye, that we use for chasing pelagics in the salt and the Australian Bass in the fresh.
UV Pearl Candy – Target species - Frigate Mackerel, Australian Salmon
PolarFlash Baitfish - Target species – Tailor, Salmon, Kingfish, Mackerel, Barramundi
Bendback Bass Vampire - Target species – Australian Bass, Golden Perch
An example of the Popovics classic, featuring a mixed wing of super hair and unique hair.
Hook: Mustad S71S SS, size 2
Belly: silver or pearl Gudebrod HT braid, or similar
Top wing: Tan super hair mixed with goldenrod unique hair
Bottom wing: white or polar white super and unique hair mixed
Flash: pearl and holographic silver flashabou (added after 1st coat of core)
Lateral line: pearl, silver or holograhic silver flash of appropriate width
Eye: 2.0 prismatic stick-on (added after 1st coat of core)
Body: 2 coats of Tuffleye Core, or 1 coat of Core and 1 coat of Finish
This is a flashy version of Lefty's Deceiver that is very durable due to the synthetic wing and Tuffleye head.
Hook: Mustad C68S SS size 1/0
Tail: 2 or 4 white saddle or neck hackles
Top wing: DNA holo-fusion, yellow, neon lime, or other; apply two layers, each folded over
Bottom wing: DNA holo-fusion, polar white or white; apply two layers, each folded over
Lateral line: flashabou mirage opal or lt. blue
Throat: red DNA powder fish fiber, or red flourofibre
Eyes: 2.5 or 3.0 prismatic stick-on (added after 1st coat of core)
Head: 2 coats of Tuffleye Core
Squirrel Tail Crawfish (by Bill Hamilton): colors to match water conditions – light, medium or dark.
Thread: Black or Brown – 6/0
Hook: Steamer, 6 – 14, 1X, 2X
Claw: Red or grey squirrel tale hair
Abdomen: Dubbing to match (plain or sparkle)
Legs: Primarily brown or grizzly
Back: Turkey – light, dark, mottled – coated with Tuffleye finish
This is for bass and bream – just get them excited:=)
Copper John #20 gauge hook by Bill Hamilton:=)
I used the recipe from FlyFisherman.com. Substitute Tuffleye Finish for the wing case. Direct link to the article:
www.Flyfisherman.com/ftb/jbbarrflies/index5.html – the whole article on John Barr’s “Hopper, Copper, Dropper” is a great read. I tied 8 or 10 Copper Johns and coated the wing cases with Tuffleye Finish. Applied it with a bodkin to the desired shape and cured. Great material - no mixing or rotation device needed, so easy to use and no mess when you are through.
Tied by Hunter Granstaff
Other Examples With Tuffleye
Other examples with Tuffleye
Two matching Guinea hen feathers with Tuffleye Flex
Glow Powder in the Tuffleye eyes to make them glow.
2 Dry Flies on #12 and 26 gauge hooks with Tuffleye
Bumble Bee #14 hook
Large Surf Candy 9 inches long
Deep Sea Squid = Guinea Hen feather overlaid with Tuffleye Finish over a line through bell weight. Eyes encircled with Glow powder inlayed in Tuffleye Finish and Grizzly hackles inlayed in Tuffleye Flex for tentacles (see video)