Video: How to Tie the Icy Hot Jig

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a winter jig pattern that combines a cool blue abdomen with a hot orange thorax. Tim has found that blue is a great winter color and that orange give the pattern an eggy appeal. As usual, he offers a few tricks to make it even easier to tie. The way he stabilizes the bead with some lead-free round wire is ingenious, as is the way he creates a slim, tight abdomen.

          Icy Hot Jig
          Hook: Black nickel jig hook (here a Lighting Strike JF2 ), size 16.
          Head: Gold tungsten slotted bead, 7/64-inch.
          Thread: Fluorescent orange, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Stabilizer: Lead-free round wire, .020.
          Tail: White saddle hackle fibers.
          Rib: Opalescent Sulky Sliver Metallic thread
          Abdomen: Blue Steelie Ice Dub.
          Thorax: Orange Ice Dub.
          Hot spot: Orange tying thread.
          Adhesive: Head cement or UV-cure resin.
          Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers, bodkin, dubbing whirl.

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