Fly Tying An Egg Fly
January 19, 2016
Egg Fly Recipe
Hook: TMC 2457 or 2488H #8-16
Thread: GSP 50
Yolk: Alternate color McFlyFoam
Egg Fly Video:
Egg Fly Step-by-Steps
Tying The Egg
Tying The Egg Step 1 of 6
Start the thread behind the eye and make a thread base about half way down the shank. Wrap back up to the eye and then back to the middle of the thread base.
Tying The Egg Step 2 of 6
Separate a large clump of your primary color McFlyFoam and stack a smaller clump of the yolk color on top of it.
Tying The Egg Step 3 of 6
Tie the McFlyFoam on top of the hook with three, very tight, wraps of thread.
Tying The Egg Step 4 of 6
Turn the McFlyFoam bunch slightly and make three more tight wraps across the bunch. This thread maneuver is exactly like tying in a set of spinner wings.
Tying The Egg Step 5 of 6
Bring the thread around the shank in front of the McFlyFoam and whip finish and clip the thread.
Tying The Egg Step 6 of 6
Pull the McFlyFoam directly above the hook without twisting it, and cut it straight across with your scissors.