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Tungsten Rainbow Dart Pattern & Tying Instructions

Fly Tying Recipe: Tungsten Rainbow Dart
Hook:
Barbless jig hook (here, a Lightning Strike JF2), sizes 12-16
Bead:
Silver slotted tungsten bead, 7/64-inch
Weight:
Lead-free round wire, .015
Adhesive #1:
Superglue (here, Fly Tyer’s Z-Ment)
Thread:
Red, 8/0 or 70-denier
Rib:
Silver Ultra Wire, small
Tail:
Red saddle-hackle fibers
Abdomen:
Rainbow Sow-Scud Dubbing
Wingcase:
Opal Mirage Tinsel
Thorax:
Peacock herl
Adhesive #2:
Uv-cure resin
Tools:
Bodkin, plunger-style pliers, dubbing whirl
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