video - Tung

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

  1. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member

    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.


    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:

    Hans W
  2. riseform

    riseform Active Member

    Love it. Thanks Hans
  3. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Now THAT is a butt ugly pattern :D (I've never been a fan of cased caddis patterns)
  4. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    whats the advange on useing a bead verse weighted wire?

    or do the fish really care?
  5. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member


    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.

    Hans W
  6. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    I was wondering about that
    makes sense
  7. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    these sure do work
    thanks for sharing it!
  8. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member

    Hi Kelvin,

    Very happy to hear the pattern is delivering for you.

    Hans W