Phil Barna Bio
The Boom Creek has a Tuffleye head over bead chain eyes with
a frame of 25 pound hard mono. This is a nasty fly to make with epoxy but incredibly easy to do with Tuffleye.
The flies above were tied by Phil Barna with Tuffleye
David Whitman Bio
Here are a few fly patterns, using Tuffleye, that we use for chasing pelagics in the salt and the Australian Bass in the fresh.
UV Pearl Candy – Target species - Frigate Mackerel, Australian Salmon
PolarFlash Baitfish - Target species – Tailor, Salmon, Kingfish, Mackerel, Barramundi
Bendback Bass Vampire - Target species – Australian Bass, Golden Perch
Joe Pheifer Bio
Surf Candy An example of the Popovics classic, featuring a mixed wing of super hair and unique hair.
Hook: Mustad S71S SS, size 2 Belly: silver or pearl Gudebrod HT braid, or similar Top wing: Tan super hair mixed with goldenrod unique hair Bottom wing: white or polar white super and unique hair mixed
Flash: pearl and holographic silver flashabou (added after 1st coat of core) Lateral line: pearl, silver or holograhic silver flash of appropriate width Eye: 2.0 prismatic stick-on (added after 1st coat of core) Body: 2 coats of Tuffleye Core, or 1 coat of Core and 1 coat of Finish
This is a flashy version of Lefty's Deceiver that is very durable due to the synthetic wing and Tuffleye head.
Hook: Mustad C68S SS size 1/0 Tail: 2 or 4 white saddle or neck hackles Top wing: DNA holo-fusion, yellow, neon lime, or other; apply two layers, each folded over Bottom wing: DNA holo-fusion, polar white or white; apply two layers, each folded over
Lateral line: flashabou mirage opal or lt. blue Throat: red DNA powder fish fiber, or red flourofibre Eyes: 2.5 or 3.0 prismatic stick-on (added after 1st coat of core) Head: 2 coats of Tuffleye Core
"Sockeye Bug" by Mark Papazian
"Sockeye Bug" Assortment by Mark Papazian
During the summer months Mark Papazian is a Fishing Guide at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge- an “Orvis-Endorsed” ocean front lodge located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. When summer ends, it’s back to classes in Fresno, California where he’s an Ag-Business Major. Mark came up with the design for the “Sockeye Bug” while fishing the small clear streams on Prince of Wales Island. It’s his go-to Sockeye Salmon fly and also works well on the Island’s Dolly Varden & Cutthroat Trout when used as a dropper fly trailing a streamer.
Bill Hamilton Bio
Born in 1951; fished, hunted and golfed with my Dad until college (1969 – ROLL TIDE) in ponds in south Alabama (he had a fly rod and I had a Zebco); Daddy died in 1986 – my brother got the golf clubs – I got the 16 gauge and the fly rods (I won). I have been tying, building rods and fishing since – Western NC, North GA, South AL. As a side hobby I finished Dental School in 1977 at UAB;wonderful gorgeous wife, 4 MARRIED children, 1 grand daughter. The Tuffleye material is great and easy to use. So much easier than epoxy – mix, apply, rotate, clean-up, touch-up,etc.
Squirrel Tail Crawfish (by Bill Hamilton): colors to match water conditions – light, medium or dark. Thread: Black or Brown – 6/0 Hook: Steamer, 6 – 14, 1X, 2X Claw: Red or grey squirrel tale hair Abdomen: Dubbing to match (plain or sparkle) Legs: Primarily brown or grizzly Back: Turkey – light, dark, mottled – coated with Tuffleye finish This is for bass and bream – just get them excited:=)
Copper John #20 gauge hook by Bill Hamilton:=) I used the recipe from FlyFisherman.com. Substitute Tuffleye Finish for the wing case. Direct link to the article: www.Flyfisherman.com/ftb/jbbarrflies/index5.html – the whole article on John Barr’s “Hopper, Copper, Dropper” is a great read. I tied 8 or 10 Copper Johns and coated the wing cases with Tuffleye Finish. Applied it with a bodkin to the desired shape and cured. Great material - no mixing or rotation device needed, so easy to use and no mess when you are through. Tied by Hunter Granstaff
Other Examples With Tuffleye
Other examples with Tuffleye
Two matching Guinea hen feathers with Tuffleye Flex
Glow Powder in the Tuffleye eyes to make them glow.
2 Dry Flies on #12 and 26 gauge hooks with Tuffleye
Bumble Bee #14 hook
Large Surf Candy 9 inches long
Deep Sea Squid = Guinea Hen feather overlaid with Tuffleye Finish over a line through bell weight. Eyes encircled with Glow powder inlayed in Tuffleye Finish and Grizzly hackles inlayed in Tuffleye Flex for tentacles (see video)