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Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

The Egg Sucking Ice Tiger is a fly that can be tied either on a standard hook or on a leashed shank fly. In this case, the fly was tied with a clipped shank and a wire leash. The pattern is essentially an egg sucking leach, but it is tied with a cool blue barred rabbit zonker and some icey marabou. While this fly is tied for steelhead, I think it would also be a great fly to target pike, bass and tarpon.

If you don’t have a tube vise to hold the shank, you can just use the regular vise jaws, but just be careful not to put too much pressure on the hook. Another alternative for shanks would be the OPST Shank Chuck Tool.

Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

Shank: 30mm shank or #2-2/0 hook
Bead: 1/4” Fl. Fire Orange cone
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Leash: 20lb braided intruder wire
Tail: Two-tone white/blue barred zonker
Collars: Black and dark blue marabou
Flash: Junebug Flashabou 15 strands
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Silver Dr. Blue schlappen


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Red and Black Death – Country Pleasures

It’s cold here today, so i figured we could use some warm water, tropical fly representation. This one is called a Red and Black Death. I don’t tie much for saltwater flies, so it’s nice to see how to build them. The marabou between the saddles looks like a nice way to keep things separate. There is also a nice little tutorial on finishing the fly using the Tuffleye resin. Between the Zap-a-gap and the Tuffleye, this hook is going to be bullet-proof. The toothy critters are out gunned here. If you aren’t headed somewhere tropical, put a few of these into your Pike box. You’ll be happy you did.

Tying the Red and Black Death from Country Pleasures Flyfishing on Vimeo.