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 Jacoby's Revenge Bonefish Fly

Jacoby’s Revenge - Fly Recipe

Name

Jacoby’s Revenge

Difficulty

5

Hook Size

4

Hook

Mustad 34007 or Equivalent

Thread

Tan Flat Waxed Nylon

Tail

Red Fox Tail

Eyes

Orange Bead Covered in Epoxy (see instructions)

Claws

Grizzly Dry Fly Hackle

Body

Tan leech yarn or similar yarn

Legs

3 Pumpkin Loco Legs (Hareline LL 297) cut in half

Wing

Lt Brown Rabbit Fur

Eyes

Medium Silver Bead Chain, XL Silver Bead Chain, or Silver Lead Dumbbell Eye

Proportions

Tail is the Length of the Hook Shank

 

  1. Build a thread foundation down the length of the hook shank and position the eye about 3/16” from the hook eye.  Securely lash the eye to the top of the hook shank using figure 8 thread wraps.  Move the thread to the hook barb.
  2. Tie in the tail. Snip a small bunch of red fox tail from the hide and lash it on the top of the hook shank.  The tail should be about one time the hook shank in length.
  3. Tie in the grizzly hackle on each side of the hook shank. Make them about the length of the tail.  These are the claws
  4. Tie in the orange bead eyes about the same length of the tail.  (see eye instructions below)
  5. Build the body by tying in the leech yarn and wrapping to the center of the hook.  Select three legs and attach on one side of the hook shank at the mid point of the body.  Tie in the second set of three legs opposite the first bunch.
  6. Finish the body by wrapping the leech yarn to the front of the eye and securing.
  7. Finish the head with a whip finish and a drop of head cement.

 

Eye Instructions

Name

Bonefish Revenge

Difficulty

5

Stalk

20# Monofilament Fishing Line

Bead

XS orange craft bead – available at hobby shops

Super Glue

 

Epoxy

UV or 3 Minute epoxy

Coating

Head Cement

 

NOTE: The key to this pattern is the eye.  You want to make an orange eye that is translucent.  It takes patience, but the results are worth it.

  1. Cut the monofilament line into 3” pieces for the eye stalks
  2. Dip one end of the monofilament eye stalks into super glue and insert the glued end into a glass bead.  Stick the end of the eye stalk into a piece of Styrofoam or similar to dry
  3. Take the dry stalk with the glued bead and cover with a light coat of UV epoxy, or 3-minute epoxy, turning the eye while it dries to ensure that it’s round.  Set in Styrofoam to dry.
  4. Finish the eye by dipping it in head cement after the epoxy is cured and setting aside to dry.
  5. Once the eye is dry, you can use the eyes in step 4 of the fly tying sequence.

 

 

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