Over the weekend I almost depleted my supply of fall egg patterns. Last night I pulled out the vice and materials to whip up a variety of salmon egg patterns so I did not have to run to the shop for eggs. McFly Foam has been in the market place for a few years and it flat out rocks. This stuff is almost magical and this forum is the perfect place to share these revelations.
You can tie the large fat eggs for attractors or micro-eggs on size 20 hooks. The colors are brilliant and very interchangeable and the ability to create Jerry Garcia Tie-Dye eggs is remarkably easy.
The old Glo-Bug yarn has been the traditional material, but McFly Foam is my material of choice. You have probably cussed your egg patterns in the past, but a few little trade secrets will give you huevos to be proud of when bragging to your fishing buddies.
Use a razor blade to finish the fly. When slicing it, cut in an arch motion. If you happen to get ragged edges, pull up tight and twist the material prior to cutting.
When tying, make sure to tie some in on the underside of the shank to have the material encompass the shank completely.
- If you want an embryo, pull off a small amount of a contrasting color and tie it on top of the body material.
- With McFly Foam you can pull off any amount of material without ruining the remaining amount.
Take a whirl with this stuff. You may have to practice a few times to get it perfect, but once you do let your imagination run wild.
by Anthony Bartkowski