Project Description

McFlyFoam Egg

Pattern Description:

There is a ton of misinformation out there on the interwebs and some of it applies to properly tying an egg fly.  I can’t do much about any of the other stuff but I can clear up the egg mystery.  Watch this.

Materials Needed:

Hook: TMC 2457 or 2488H #8-16
Thread: GSP 50
Egg: McFlyFoam
Yolk: Alternate color McFlyFoam

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Separate a large clump of your primary color McFlyFoam and stack a smaller clump of the yolk color on top of it.

Step 3

Tie the McFlyFoam on top of the hook with three, very tight, wraps of thread.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Bring the thread around the shank in front of the McFlyFoam and whip finish and clip the thread.

Step 6

Pull the McFlyFoam directly above the hook without twisting it, and cut it straight across with your scissors.

Step 7

Voila!