Friday, November 16, 2012

Rusty Jones

As small as they make em'      
Seems like lots of people wanna know whats the smallest... well.... any smaller and my sausage fingers wont be able to tie anything on. ... so whatever, here's my first fly tutorial... the Rusty Jones.
I went with a Gamakatsu C12-BM (barbless midge). i like these because they have a large eye. (for my sausage fingers)

three wraps of really fine Benecchi's was all i used to tie on. (keep it light!)
take a mid neck rusty color . Make sure that it's a straight one! this will be the body and tail.

Cut off right at the black. I then pulled back on the feather, and tied it in with two wraps. With a needle, i gently coated the new body with super glue, right to the thread wraps.

I forgot to take a photo of dubbing. sorry. go with ultra fine rusty muskrat belly.  I made 4 tight turns up, did a figure 8 over some ultra fine flash to form wings.
leave the flash and tail long. trim it later.
I then tied in a small grizzly hackle with two more turns.
again, take from the upper neck., keep it a straight one
two turns behind the wings, one in front, whip it dun. trim the tail into a v for a tail

And... one more shot of sausage fingers.

probably gonna be a cinch to tie onto some 12x. ha

This post is for scott, who said the Swamp Yankee went Stagnant


  1. yup. and i thought the winky little extended furled body sz22 flies were too much, but the wonder wing tail thing takes the insanity cake.

  2. Yeah. the sz 30 is wicked small, the tail makes it stand up on the water, and the wings (sometimes microflash) add great visibility in the water! i tried this fly (no fish) Saturday and was able to follow it in the water at a good 30-35 ft!