Video: How to Tie the Tungsten Surveyor

Gilbert Rowley is a Utah fishing guide who runs a website called Fly Tying 123. In this video, he demonstrates how to tie a cool attractor-nymph pattern on a jig hook. Here’s what he has to say about the fly:

For the past five years or so, this Lance Egan creation has been one of the top producing nymphs in my arsenal. For the past year, I have been fishing the Tungsten Surveyor on a Syndicate jig hook, which has been dynamite! When it comes to easy, quick to tie, and extremely effective flies, the Surveyor nymph is on top of that list.

The beauty of using the jig hook is that you can make the fly really heavy without worrying too much about hanging up on the bottom.


          Tungsten Surveyor
          Hook: Jig hook (here a Syndicate 400 BK), size 12.
          Bead: Silver slotted tungsten bead, 3.3mm.
          Weight: 7-10 Wraps Lead Wire, 0.015.
          Thread: Red, 8/0.
          Tail: Medium or dark Pardo Coq de Leon.
          Rib: Silver wire, size BR.
          Body: Light Rainbow Sow-Scud dubbing.
          Thorax/Collar: Dark Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing.
          Hot spot: Tying thread.

3 thoughts on “Video: How to Tie the Tungsten Surveyor”

  1. The Syndicate jig hooks have done very well for me. I have hooked and landed large fish in heavy current many times and have yet to see one bend out or break. We tried their grub hook but it was made of fairly light wire. We gave them our feedback, and apparently others did as well, and they are currently redesigning it. I’m excited to see what they come out with to replace it. Regarding the jig hook, it’s great.

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