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Pat Ehler's Furball Fly Tying Video Guide

Pat Ehlers and aTightLoop.com show you how to tie a simple, yet super effective fly of his called the Furball. We use this fly for just about everything. Great for smallmouth bass, Great Lakes trout and salmon, trout, and in saltwater. Does it work? It has over $60,000 in redfish tournament money to its name...

Pat Ehlers' Furball Fly Materials

MATERIALPRODUCT(S)NOTES
Hook Gamakatsu B10S The B10S is one of our favorite bass bug hooks, and perfect for hooking bigger fish, and ideal for the Furball. We recommend the B10S in Size 4.
Thread 1) 6/0 Uni Thread 6/0 Uni Thread is a perfect thread for the Furball. Choose a similar color to your material.
Tail 1) CCT Fiber Hair
2) Grizzly Saddle Hackle
Use the CCT fiber for the tail and the wings of the Furball. Use grizzly saddle hackle for the lateral lines.
Eyes Hareline 3D Holographic Adhesive Eyes The eyes are key to the Furball's efficacy. Bigger predators look for eyes in the water to identify their prey.
Body CCT Body Fur Wind this synthetic fly tying hackle around the hook shank to form a full body.
Head Cement Solarez UV Resin Pat recommends using UV resin on the Furball to help secure the eyes and add extra weight to the fly.