F Fly Pattern Tie or Buy

Wednesday, 18 February 2015  |  Admin

F Fly Pattern Tie or Buy

The F Fly is one of the simplest and deadliest fly patterns. Designed by Marjan Fratnik it is an all round Trout & Grayling fly pattern. With its large flay delta wing silhouette it can be used to represent many caddis, olives and midge species. We have it in a range of different patterns.

F Fly Pattern Tying Materials

Hook: Dry fly size 16 to 24

Buy F Flies


Try Nano Silk Grey 18/0 or Olive 18/0 for fine flies, Uni Grey Black 8/0, Uni Grey 8/0, Olive 8/0 thread

Rib: None
Bead: None
Legs: None
Thorax: None
Thorax Cover: None

A few (3 or more) CDC feathers -  tips

Wing Post: None
Wing Case: None
Collar: None
Hackle: None
Tail: None
Body: Try dubbed CDC (this is the original dressing), mole skins natural mole skin or picric mole skins produce eexcellent bodies or try Hand Stripped Peacock Quills

F Fly Pattern Tie or Buy Pattern Step By Step Tying Difficulty 2/5

1 Tie on the thread in touching turns to the hook bend
2 Add in either the CDC dubbing (with Nano Silk simply split and create aa dubbing loop) or wax with Uni. Rerurn to the thoracic area
3 Select three CDC feathers (size 16) or 2 for size 14 and one for size 20 or smaller. Match the feather tips
4 Tie the CDC feathers directly on top of the hook shank.
5 With finger and thumb pressure on base of the feathers puil these gently under the securing wraps to condence the wing and reduce the length.
6 Tie of and varnish the head. Note with Nano Silk you can achieve a stunningly small head with the F Fly and all micro flies

F Fly Pattern Fly Variations

You can tie a variety of deadly variations of this pattern, the Pink F Fly is deadly for lifting grayling, Olive CDC and threads are superb olive imitiatoin for LDO, and all Olive variants.

The F Fly pattern is available in a variety of different fly variations as follows:

F Fly

F Fly£1.50


Available in Fly Size(s)
16, 18, 20, 22, 24

F Fly Dark Olive

F Fly Dark Olive£1.50


Available in Fly Size(s)
16, 18, 20, 22, 24

Pink Lady F Fly

Pink Lady F Fly£1.50

Available in Fly Size(s)

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