Super Simple Albacore Fly Instructional

Simple and effective Albacore fly to troll or cast.

Simple and effective Albacore fly to troll or cast.

It is only just July on the Oregon Coast, but it is not too soon to get geared and flied up for Albacore, because they could be here any day now.  Other effective tuna flies are in my book, SEA Flies, available on Amazon or at your local fly shop or as a personalized copy if you contact me through the blog. This is a very simple fly to tie and is very effective as well.  The principle components of this pattern are:

EP Senyo’s Chromatic Brush Live Bait
Farrar’s Blend (bucktail white, dark green, herring back, bonze back, rainbow, etc)
Hareline Holographic Eyes (5/16 or larger)
Clear Cure Goo (tack free squeeze)
Gamakatsu SC 15 2H (sizes 2/0 – 4/0)

Here is a step by step visual of this fly’s creation.

I use mono thread for tying most of my albacore baitfish flies.

I use mono thread for tying most of my albacore baitfish flies.

I wrapped on three turns of EP Senyo's live bait Chromatic Brush to make the belly of this fly.

I wrapped on three turns of EP Senyo’s live bait Chromatic Brush to make the belly of this fly.

Now lash on  a sparse layer of buck tail white or pale belly color of your choosing.

Now lash on a sparse layer of buck tail white or pale belly color of your choosing.

Here, I am about to add a layer of green and blue to top the fly.

Here, I am about to add a layer of green and blue to top the fly.

Tie in 6-10 strands of multi color Kyrstal Flash to top the back of this fly.

Tie in 6-10 strands of multi color Kyrstal Flash to top the back of this fly.

Time to add the eyes, just gentle pressure to place them before adding Cure Goo.

Time to add the eyes, just gentle pressure to place them before adding Cure Goo.

Fill in the gap between the eyes top and bottom of fly with Cure Goo.

Fill in the gap between the eyes top and bottom of fly with Cure Goo.

Gooing the underside gap between eyes.

Gooing the underside gap between eyes.

Done!  We could fancy up this fly with Lateral Scale flash and Fluoro Fibre throat, but as shown here, this fly is a tuna catcher.

Done! We could fancy up this fly with Lateral Scale flash and Fluoro Fibre throat, but as shown here, this fly is a tuna catcher.

 Hope you find this interesting, and I know from experience that this simple fly catches Albacore tuna.

Jay Nicholas July 2015

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