Friday, November 18, 2011

Sephora's Indispensable Fly

I was tying flies the other day when my daughter Sephora asked if she could help me.  I told her I was going to tie up a Tup's Indispensable fly and she could help pick out the materials.  I know that this may not be the exact materials used in a Tup's Indispensable so I decided to call it Sephora's Indispensable.  The tail was made using a few of Sephora's hair strands and part of the body was pink Marabou used from one of her broken purses.  She brought it to me and asked if I wanted the pink feathers.  Of course I was glad to have them.  Here is a quick how - to - on the fly.  Hope you like it :)

Tie in the tail. ( I used a few strands of Sephora hair ) Very hard to get :)

Next after wrapping tail in with thread, tie in the pink Marabou feathers. ( I used 4 strands )

It really made her day when I used those pink feathers :)

Wrap the Marabou around the hook like you would hackle.  Then tie it off and snip extra.

After tying off Marabou add the piece of hackle of your color choice.

Next you want to form a little body with some dubbing of Sephora's your choice.

Take the hackle and wrap it up around the body part formed by dubbing.  Snip extra and finish of the fly.

So there you have it.  One happy little girl and one winner of a fly.  She is almost as excited to get out there and test it as I am.  Do you fish Indispensables often?  Do you use the standard materials or mix it up with your own variations?  Who taught you how to tie flies?  

Until Next Time.........Tight Lines to All !!!


  1. Dustin,
    She said Thank you :) I'm sure that fly will be a lucky one for sure. Tight Lines.

  2. Dad, and daughter. A wonderful fly.

    To the brookie stream next.

    Well done

  3. BrkTrt,
    Thanks a lot. I think she will be out fishing me before I know it. I can't wait to get back out there on a Brookie stream with the kids :) Tight Lines.

  4. Very cool. My boys came to me yesterday and asked me to show them how to tie. They both did pretty well with a little help.

  5. tnfishdaddy,
    Thanks much. I had to teach myself as a kid so I figured I will save my kids a lot of trouble and teach them while their young :) They really make it a lot funner too. Glad to hear you are doing the same :)Tight LInes.

  6. Great Post! I love the header picture. She has beautiful eyes.
    On another note my cats give me lots of dubbing, against their will. I have made some using discarded whiskers.


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