Fly Tying The Jujube
January 20, 2016
Hook: TMC 2488 #16-24
Thread: Lagartun 74 Denier White and 8/0 Black
Abdomen: Superhair, two strands olive and one strand black
Wingcase: White Flouro Fiber
Thorax: Black 8/0 tying thread
Wing Buds: Leftover butts of wingcase
Fly Tying The Jujube Video
Tying The Jujubee Step 7 of 9
Pull the Flouro fiber forward over the thread thorax and tie it down behind the hook eye.
Tying The Jujubee Step 8 of 9
Divide the butts of the Flouro fiber into two even bunches. Pull one half back on the near side of the hook and bind it in place behind the eye. Pull the other half back along the far side and bind it in place as well.
Tying The Jujubee Step 9 of 9
Build a smooth thread head over the butt ends and whip finish the thread.
Tying The Jujubee Step 1 of 9
Start the white thread just behind the ye and tie in all three strands of Superhair.
Tying The Jujubee Step 2 of 9
Wrap back over the Superhair to the bend, then return the thread to the starting point.
Tying The Jujubee Step 3 of 9
Wrap all three strands of Superhair forward to the starting point creating the ribbed abdomen.
Tying The Jujubee Step 4 of 9
Clip the excess Superhair and whip finish the white thread.
Tying The Jujubee Step 5 of 9
Start the black thread over the front end of the abdomen.
Tying The Jujubee Step 6 of 9
Tie in a dozen strands of flouro fiber at the front edge of the abdomen. Build a smooth thread ball for the thorax with the black thread.