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Willow Grub

Willow grub

 

Fly Tying Details;

Name: Willow Grub
Sizes: 16 - 18
Hook: Kamasan B110 or Tiemco 2457
Tail:  
Body: Ultra Lace - Yellow
Under Body: Yellow or White thread
Wings: none
Hackle: none
Thread: Black or Brown for the head
Comment: A Willow Grub pattern that catches fish! It's great fun catching willow grubbing fish, give this pattern a go.

Note: The colour is important, I've found that Olive/Yellow to Yellow works well, however if it is it's too green they don't work.

Here's a little idea to use when fishing the Willow Grub

   
Pictorial Tying Guide; Tying Instructions: Willow Grub

 

Build an underbody of yellow tying thread (note you can adjust the colour of the fly by changing the colour of the underbody.)

 

 

Tie in the Ultra Lace. I tie it in at the front then lay it along the top of the hook and wind the thread back down over the body, this helps build the body up, makes the grub a little fatter.

 

 

Tie off the yellow thread at the head then tie in your black thread for the head. Wind the Ultra Lace forward to create the body, tie in at the head and build a small head, whip finish and glue.

 

 

And you're ready to go fishing.

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