How To Tie The Two Bit Hooker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Two Bit Hooker

The Two Bit Hooker is yet another masterpiece from local fly tyer and fisher Charlie Craven. The brilliance of adding two beads to a fly could have only been though of by him. Adding lead wire to a fly can be a great concept but doesn’t help keep a thin mayfly like abdomen that is necessary for a lot of our matching the hatch needs. With an extra bead under the thorax you get the needed added weight and are still able to keep the slim body profile. This fly is a must during run off and will also fish great year round in faster and deeper water.

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The Two Bit Hooker Ingredients List / Recipe:

Hook – Tiemco 403 BLJ
Beads – Hareline Slotted Tungsten Purple + Countersunk Black
Thread – Main: UTC 70 Denier Purple + Rib: Veevus 6/0 White
Tail and Legs – Hen Back Black
Flashback – Pearlescent Flat Tinsel Wide
UV Finish – Solarez Thin Formula

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Dr. Slick Razor Scissors
Bobbin – Griffin Ceramic Flared
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish

Please let us know if you have any questions or feel free to drop a line in the comments.  We would love to hear what you think about this pattern!

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How To Tie The Two Bit Hooker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

 

 

2 thoughts on “How To Tie The Two Bit Hooker: Fly Tying Instructional Video

  1. The tier tends to get his hands in the way so you can’t see what he is doing. He should get used to tying on a rotary vise, and not constantly go back and forth trying to get his ribbing spaced properly.

    He should also take care of his hangnails and smooth out his fingers.

    These are constructive tips to make the video presentation better.

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    1. Thanks for the comment and also for watching the videos, James! Much appreciated! Not much for manicures, however… haha

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