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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tying the 1/2 a Moldy Twinkie Nymph (cream filled)

Today's fly tying lesson, although not stream tested yet, is sure to whet the appetite of even the fussiest fish. The idea for this fly came shortly after Hostess, makers of fine cupcakes and other animal fat infused goodies went away. The thought of no Twinkies so upset me that it became a daily obsession to stop at a different store every day on the way to work to search the day or so old rack hoping to find one sweet morsel. Well, I never did find any but that's the story anyway.

Material list

1) Any old size fly hook
2) Twinkie colored foam cylinder
3) Twinkie colored thread 
4) 25 wraps of lead
5) White chenille or other white stuff like antron or something
6) Green and blue markers

Recipe 

This is a very simple fly to tie. The reasoning behind using foam and then weighing it down is simple. You want the fly to lie low in the water like a soggy Twinkie. 

Wrap your lead 25 times around the hook centered on the shank. Take your Twinkle colored thread and secure the lead so it won't slip. The Twinkie has to lay flat or it won't be attractive to the fish. Whip finish the thread at the head and cut off.

Take a piece of tubular foam and measure so it leaves you room to tie your tippet to the eye and extends 1/4 inch past the end of the hook. Cut the foam to length leaving the finished end at the back and the cut end at the hook eye.

Cut a straight slit on the underside of the foam. squeeze some super glue on the hook shank and in the slit. Place the foam on the hook so the rear hangs off the back of the hook and you can tie your tippet to the eye. Let the glue dry before moving on to the next step.

Once the glue is dry, poke a hole in the top of the Twinkie and insert your chenille or whatever you decided to use. You may have to make a knot in the end of the chenille to have something to force into the hole. Put a drop of super glue on the hole to hold the chenille. Be careful, when I did this it started smoking. This is the cream filling coming out...trim it to desired length.

Color the mold with the green and blue markers...and you're done. Oh and if you want to tie a whole Twinkie instead, it will then be a Whole Moldy Twinkie Nymph. (Cream filling or not is your  choice.) 

Happy fishing and let me know how you do.

Ummmmmm!