Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has outdone himself this time. No matter how you feel about egg flies, you simply have to applaud this ingenious method of tying the Clown Egg. By using just thread, McFlyfoam, and a special tool, Flagler sets up a production-tying system that will let you bang out a dozen of these effective patterns in no time. And you can use this technique to make egg patterns of any size and color. It will take a few minutes to get yourself set up, but once you’re ready. . . . Bravo.
Hook: 1X-short scud/pupa hook (here, a Dai-Riki #135), size 14.
Thread: Fluorescent orange, 70-denier or 8/0.
Body: McFlyfoam, Clown Package.
Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers, wire cutters, nail file, bobbin