Cone Head Trout Candy
Cone Head Trout Candy Recipe
Hook - TMC9395 - 2-8Thread:
Thread - Uni Thread - White - 6/0Cone Head:
Beads - Cone Head - Black - LargeTail:
Feather - Marabou - WhiteBody:
Flex Hackle - Flex Hackle - White - 3/4 inchWeight:
Wire - Lead wire - .030
Recipe ByJay VerHelst
About the Cone Head Trout Candy
A quick tie that yields lots of fish and can be used on multiple species from cold water trout to bass and pike. This fly is our go to when water is high on the river or we want to target something with big shoulders and a big appetite! Can be tied in multiple color combinations but we will start with white on white and you can choose others combos for yourself
How to tie the Cone Head Trout Candy
Step 1: Hook Setup
Add your Cone Head to your size 4 TMC9395 hook and secure hook in vise.
Step 2: Add lead
Wrap desired amount of lead wire to your hook shank and advance it to inside and behind the Cone Head
Step 3: Thread
Secure thread on hook shank and wrap backwards to just above the hook point
Step 4: Tail section
Select an even section from your marabou feathers and tie in leaving the length of half the hook shank off the back. Cut off excess and discard.
Step 5: Thorax
Cut approx 5.5” of White Flex Hackle and tie in and secure with a few thread wraps so the tips of the hackle pointed back towards the hook bend leaving the tag end to be palmmered
Step 6: Wrap up
Advance your thread so it is as close to the inside of your Cone Head as possible.
Step 7: Palmer
Palmer your Flex Hackle all the way up the shank, over the lead wraps and into the cone. You can make a few wraps over the top of one another behind the cone to fill the space and gap for a nice clean look.
Step 8: Finish
Once the desired amount of Flex Hackle wraps has been done tie off and cut excess tag end and whip finish for a clean taper.