Thursday, 24 July 2014

GnG Hollow Rattling Baitfish

Gliss n Glint Hollow Rattling Baitfish

This pattern tie with minimum amount of material, the idea is to create a large fly pattern that is light enough which will not trap too much of water, for easy casting and as hollow as possible to allow the materials to moves better in water, and to be as translucent as possible when in water

Rattle is also introduced to the pattern for extra attraction, Dubbing at the hollow near the head can be in desire color, as a hot spot or as the bleeding gill of the fish

Material List:

Gamakatsu Saltwater hook SL12 size 4/0 and 6/0
Deer Creek Gliss n Glint wing material
Deer Creek eye - Chrome 10mm
Diamond hard UV
Mega Body tubing
Fly Rattle
Ice Dubbing

Step by step tying instructions

Cut a pcs Mega Body Tubing about 1.5", burn one end with lighter, insert the glass rattle. Tie in at about middle of the hook shank. drop some superglue to secure further

Tie in some flash material... as the spine or the lateral line

Tie in the GnG wings material, notice it's finish tying very close to the hook eye
(due to it's reverse tying technique, the material that is tie in the 'bottom or inner' , after it's fold and reversed, it will be the 'top or outer' wings... so always plan your layering when you wanna create different color tone to the fly )

Tie in the lighter tone GnG wings material at the side of the shank

Tie in the white color GnG Wings material at the bottom of the shank, drop some super glue

Wind in some ICE Dubbing... you can put in red to indicate as the bleeding gills or any color that you desire as a hot spot for the fly

Tie in another batch of white GnG wing on top of the shank 
( more material should be on the top and for a bulkier head profile )

Fold all the materials to the back, make sure the materials are spread around the hook...start winding the thread on the hook shank, but never tie the material... build up the thread to 'push' the material to the back

Notice the materials are 'push' to the back by the thread ... whip finish

Stick on the eye

Apply some Diamond Hard UV inside and on top of the eye, also cover the thread, I find Diamond Hard UV are really good in this application

Dry it with UV light 

Complete and ready to ROCK....!

Cheers and Happy tying


  1. Superb Dron, I don't tie very many or this style of fly so these instructions are very helpful, thanks.

  2. Perfect for me to tie ready for Cuba next year. Thanks

  3. The red looks really good under the white.