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Tying Weighted Flies

When it comes to tying flies that sink, make sure to weigh all your options

February 15, 2012
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With all the weight options out there, it’s important to know what type of weight or application is appropriate for your fly. Next up: different weight options…
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Lead-Wire Wrap

This method helps keel a fly to ride true and sink evenly. Popular for baitfish patterns.
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Ribbed Tungsten Body

The purpose of this type of weight is to make the fly sharply dart left and right when retrieved.
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Bead-Chain Eyes

Tying bead-chain eyes forward like this allows the fly to land softly and sink slowly.
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Dumbbell Eyes Forward

Dumbbell-style eyes tied forward as shown will get your fly down very quickly.
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Dumbbell Eyes at Rear

Tying dumbbell eyes at the rear of the hook works well for crustacean imitations.
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Cone Head

Since this weight is tied at the very front of the hook, the fly will sink nose first.
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Jiggy Head

Similar to a cone head, only it’s a different shape and more commonly used in salt water.
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Fish-Skull

Even though this type of weight is all the way forward, it allows the fly to sink evenly.
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