Forum: Flytying
Topic: Tying the Mega Fugly
started by: Clark Reid

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 10 2009,22:08
Here is the sequence for tying the MegaFugly...
Step one: Tie in a short (Stimulator style) tail of Bleached Elk Hair


Add a piece of Foam (Colour selections are your preference, these are tied in standard Cicada Green)
ands the hackle colour of your choice. You definatley want high quality saddles (Such as Metz Microbarb) for this one. (As you'll notice the foam is cut to a short point.


Dub a body of your choice. I like the "sparkly" Masterbite (Glister) dubbings... in this case Brown) And secure the foam over the top.



Rib the body, over the foam, with the saddle hackle you tied in earlier...



Take you thread, squashing the foam, all the way forward to the eye and back again to where you tied off the foam originally... Tie in some Modge Flash... you want this to extend beyond the tail slightly.



Top this with an overwing of Bleached Elk Hair. Just like on Stimulators most people tie this way too short... it should extend as long as the Midge flash!) Tie in another saddle hackle of your choice of colour, in this case furnace.



Wrap the hackle forward to the eye and back again using as much hackle as possible....

Tie in Silli-legs, again colour of your choice) on each side...


Bring the foam over the top and tie off. You will need to do the whip finish by hand because of the bulk here...

Cut the foam to a nice point. You can also add a yellow "sighter" on top of the foam if you wish but on a fly this large I find it superfluous.




Posted by Onecast on Mar. 10 2009,23:56
Hi Clark; The fly may be MegaFUgly, But I bet it takes it's fair share of trout. Nice One!  Jax
Posted by jomeder on Mar. 11 2009,03:22
Hi Clark,

That's a cool looking fly. Kind of a Stimulator with the foam strip through it, great idea. I like that a lot more than a Stimulator with the foam wrapped round the hook for the body, I think it'll sit better.

Regards,

Jo

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 11 2009,03:45
It does sit better than a stimulator, though there are major differences in the front half of this fly to a Stimulator, but the rear half is obviously inspired by that.
Posted by Eric on Mar. 11 2009,05:30
Hey Clark,
Does it skate alright? I've been looking for a dry that skates well when twitched or given a pull. Sort of screws the pooch when they dive and rise.

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 11 2009,07:14
Not sure Eric. It should skate OK on a direct pull but harbor a suspicion it would dive on "quick tug". PM me your address. I'll tie you a couple to try out.

The Cicada sure doesn't. It dives and blips a lot which is why, apparently it has gained a bit of a following as a small mouth fly. It's also, I believe, part of the reason Umpqua's tie is now slightly different in shape to mt own tie of Clark's Cicada... their shape is more accentuated to make it a bit of a diver...

Posted by P-A on Mar. 11 2009,07:44
Fugly is that "Fucking Ugly" Clark or whats up with that
name mate? :???:  :p  :D
I will tie up a gang of those for my next tripp, i am sure they
will work great here also. Like a Cikada, Beetle and Stonefly
thrown into a washing machine with some rubbery stuf.
Me likeeees!!
:pirate  :pirate

Posted by Eric on Mar. 11 2009,07:46
First the step by step, now a sample or two.  :D I'll hack a couple up.  :;):

Been playing with the shape of the clipped heads. Not quite consistent there. Find that I have to refile some that don't act right, but we're getting there!

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 11 2009,08:13
Now that I thinki of it... you saw one tied in Waikaia :D

P-A there's an Australian comedian who does a song called the Super Mega Fugly.. Kvein Bloody Wilson...

Extreme R18 content... but this link will explain the name...
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlumQrW03IE >

Hope the accent and slang isn't too bad....

Posted by thefly on Mar. 11 2009,08:17

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 11 2009,08:19
The same ... but different :D
Posted by thefly on Mar. 11 2009,08:29
:D  Quite !

I tied those two for NZ , but when I had to drop out for work reasons, I gave a few flies to a friend Pete Tyjas , who was going in February , he in turn gave his mate Ray one of these , and he caught on it !
So they do work.

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 11 2009,09:32

(thefly @ Mar. 11 2009,20:29)
QUOTE
So they do work.

No shit! :D
Posted by NZneil on Mar. 11 2009,21:08
Mark, 8 legs not 4 ...nice trick! :)

At work now, but  I'll post some thing very similar, that has been my go to Cicada pattern for a few years now. It should make an interesting comparison

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 12 2009,01:34
Look forward to seeing it Neil.
Posted by Fooling Fish on Mar. 12 2009,14:16
Great tying as usual clark.

Its been ages since you and carty have been tying this puppy, glad to see a step by step.

Took you long enoug. :D

Will call you tommorow.

Cheers
Kevin

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 12 2009,15:32
Peter wasn't involved with this fly... you might confusing it with the GFF which is Pete's fly and a different beast again... we both have further variations on that too. I might put up my version of the CDC GFF.
Posted by DSFlyman on Mar. 12 2009,22:47
Very nice!  I want one (dozen)
Posted by Fooling Fish on Mar. 12 2009,23:32
Lets see it clark.

I huess htat is what happens when you have just finished a bottle of appletons.

No more drinking and surfing. :D

Cheers
Kevin

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 12 2009,23:48

(Fooling Fish @ Mar. 13 2009,11:32)
QUOTE
Lets see it clark.

I huess htat is what happens when you have just finished a bottle of appletons.

No more drinking and surfing. :D

Cheers
Kevin

I've been there... many times.

Seriously I understand the confusion as we've discussed the flies Pete and me have talked about together and this isn't a million miles from some of them.

Appleton's... yum!

Posted by Fooling Fish on Mar. 13 2009,00:00
Your bottle of jack is still sitting here mate plus we have to get into that bottle of burdallaich sometime too. I know you will like it.

Cheers
Kevin

Posted by Clark Reid on Mar. 13 2009,00:58
I've started walking in your direction :D

(I'm such a cheap Piscatorial Prostitute!)

Posted by Haggisboy on Mar. 14 2009,09:58
Nice fly, I used to tie a fly very similar to that with an orange foam body on a size 6 TMC 200R as a Salmonfly pattern when I lived in New Mexico, the trout loved it.

Campbell

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