video - Tung

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by Hans Weilenmann, May 3, 2013.

  1. The Tung is a cased caddis larva pattern which has the concentrated density to quickly reach the stream bottom where it can be mopped up by the trout and grayling with gusto.

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    Tung
    Hook: #12 2XL medium wire hook
    Bead: Tungsten 3.8mm, black
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Head: Glo-bug yarn, pale yellow or cream - singed
    Legs: Ringneck pheasant neck feather - single turn
    Case: Cactus chenille, brown

    Video here - please view in HD, if able:



    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  2. Love it. Thanks Hans
     
  3. Now THAT is a butt ugly pattern :D (I've never been a fan of cased caddis patterns)
     
  4. whats the advange on useing a bead verse weighted wire?

    or do the fish really care?
     
  5. Kelvin,

    Firstly you would have to wrap a pretty long piece of wire to match a 3.8 mm tungsten bead, but that is not the principal reason. By concentrating the dense part at the eye of the hook you reduce the likelyhood of snagging the bottom.

    Likely not, but I as the angler do.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  6. I was wondering about that
    makes sense
     
  7. these sure do work
    thanks for sharing it!
     
  8. Hi Kelvin,

    Very happy to hear the pattern is delivering for you.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     

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