Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly

Needle Tubes and Tube Flies

Step by Step tying of a simple black & pink sea trout fly

by John Gray

Sea Trout Fly


Hook: Partridge Saltwater Perfect size 8 (black nickel finish)
Hackles: Black hen over fluorescent pink cock hackle
Wing: Black squirrel tail

Step 1 - Secure hook in vice and lay a short bed of tying thread at the head.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly step 1


Step 2 - Tie in a fluorescent pink cock hackle.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly - step 2


Step 3 - Wind three turns of hackle, secure and trim surplus.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly  -  step 3


Step 4 - Tie in a black hen hackle.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly  -  step 4


Step 5 - Wind two or three turns of the black hen hackle in front of the pink hackle. The fly may be left at this stage as a hackled pattern or a hair wing may be added as below.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly -  step 5


Step 6 - Tie in a sparse bunch of dyed black squirrel tail.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly -  step 6


Step 7 - Trim the ends of the hair, form a neat head and apply two coats of Cellire No. 1 Varnish.

Sea Trout Black & Pink Fly -  step 7

Book - Sea Trout Nights




The Finished Black & Pink Sea Trout Fly

Sea Trout Fly


A similar simple fly may be dressed on a tube. This one is dressed on a 25 mm long stainless steel needle tube, outside diameter 1.5mm, using only a fluorescent pink hackle and some black squirrel hair.

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Pink and Black Needle Tube Fly


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