Fly of the Month: June 2011- Silver Slayer

June 24, 2011

(Pink Rhea Silver Fly)
Tying Instructions
Fly designed by Joe Kristof
The Fuchia seems to work better, but need both colors.
Hook – 2/0 or 3/0
Eyes – silver medium sized dumbbell eye witheither a
yellow/black or green/black eyeball – tied on bottom of
hook shank
Stinger Hook – size 2 Owner or Gamagatsu with either 30
lb firewire or furled 10 lb Chameleon Maxima
Tail – straight cut pink rabbit
Tail Flash – super thin pearl flash – 10 strands
Body – cross cut pink rabbit
Body Flash – blue/silver holographic tinsel – 10 – 15
Hackle – Pink or Fuschia Rhea – bunch tied around body
Wings – Pink grizzly hackle – 1 tied in on each side
Head – pink seal or sparkle antron dubbing
Tying Instructions
1. Select a 2/0 or 3/0 salmon hook and tie the dumbbell
eye on the bottom of the hook shank
2. Make up stinger hook and tie on to the top of the hook
shank so that the stinger hook is point straight up.
3. Tie on the pink straight cut rabbit tail at the back of the
hook shank. Trim the rabbit so that it extends to the bend
of the stinger hook.
4. Tie on 5 strands of super thin pearl flash on top of the
tail and then 5 strands on the bottom of the tail. Trim to
the length of the tail.
5. Tie in the cross cut pink rabbit and wrap up the hook
6. At the front of the rabbit body, tie on 10-15 strands
blue/silver holographic tinsel directly on top of the rabbit
body. Trim to the length of the tail.
7. At the front of the rabbit body, bunch tie pink rhea
around the entire body. The tips of the rhea should extend
all the way to the end of the tail.
8. At the rhea wrap in point, tie in one (1) pink/grizzly
hackle tip at the 10 o’clock location of the hook shank and
one (1) pink/grizzly hackle tip at the 2 o’clock location of
the hook shank.
9. Dub the head of the fly with either pink seal or pink
sparkle antron dubbing. The dubbing should be wrapped
behind and around the dumbbell eyes.
10. Tie the head of the fly, whip finish and seal the head.
11. Cut off the 2/0 or 3/0 hook shank at the end of the
rabbit body