Fly of the Month – Krazy Eye Killa

Fly Tyer: Derek Hathazy

Derek designed the Krazy Eye Killa to move water and make noise. With its large deer hair head and glass rattle, it makes quite the disturbance in the water.

This fly is perfect for warm water species in creeks and lakes. It can be fished with a floating line as a popper or with a sinking line as a streamer. Your choice!

 

RECIPE
Thread: 200 denier white GSP
Hook: 3/0 Partridge Sea Streamer CS51 or CS86X Universal Predator X Fly Hook
Medium Glass Rattle
¼” Mylar tubbing
Tail: White and Yellow Buck Tail
Head: White/Yellow/Red belly hair
Double Edge Razor blade (Bendable)
Eyes: 10mm Adhesive Eyes
Grizzly Hackle
Pearl Angel Hair
Zap A Gap

Step 1. Insert push pin into vise jaws.

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Step 2. Lay 1/4 “Mylar tubbing over pin.

Step 2

Step 3. Tie down one section of tubbing and whip finish.

Step 3

Step 4. Insert hook into vise jaws and advance thread to barb of hook.

Step 4

Step 5. Remove pin and insert glass rattle BEFORE tying down the open end of the tubbing. Trim excess.

Step 5

Step 6. Tie in buck tail (1 ½ times length of hook) at hook point.

Step 6

Step 7. Tie in a sparse amount angel hair (long enough to extend ½” past buck tail).

Step 7

Step 8.  Tie in yellow buck tail and a piece of hackle on each side of the fly.

Step 8

Step 9. Advance thread toward eye of hook and tie in a clump of natural buck tail on the underside of the hook.

Step 9

Step 10. Tie in a clump of yellow buck tail above the natural buck tail.

Step 10

11. Advance thread forward and put hair clip over the back half of the fly.

Step 11

12. Stack white belly hair (in hair stacker) to even the tips and tie in on the bottom side of the hook (do not let hair rotate on hook).

Step 12

Step 13. Stack yellow belly hair (in hair stacker) to even the tips and tie it on the top side of the hook (do not let the hair rotate on hook).

Step 13

Step 14. Advance thread forward and tie in a (pencil width) size of white belly hair on bottom side of hook (do not let hair “spin” around hook).

Step 14

Step 15. Tie in a (pencil width) size of yellow belly hair on top side of hook and pack hair toward the back of the fly (do not let hair “spin” around hook).

Step 15

Step 16. Advance thread forward and repeat step 14 (do not let hair “spin” around hook).

Step 16

Step 17. Repeat step 15 and pack hair toward the back of the fly (do not let hair “spin” around hook).

Step 17

Step 18. SPIN a (1/2 pencil width size) of red belly hair. The red hair needs to rotate around the whole hook.

Step 18

Step 19. Advance thread forward and repeat step 14 (do not let hair “spin” around hook).

Step 19

Step 20. Repeat step 15 and pack hair towards back of fly. Whip finish and cut thread (do not let hair “spin” around hook).

Step 20

Step 21. Start trimming at eye of hook to get general head of fly.

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Step 22. Get a “rough cut” of the head of fly.

Step 22

Step 23. Trim until the head of fly is bullet shaped.

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Step 24. Front view of fly.

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Step 25. Glue 10mm eyes on head and attach hair clip to ensure the eyes stay in place while drying.

Step 25

Step 26. Wet the fly to give a taper while drying (similar to a hollow/beast fly).

Step 26

One thought on “Fly of the Month – Krazy Eye Killa

  1. Mike Cline

    Derek,
    Great instructions. Well thought out design. I would suggest one improvement. Between steps 6-7, coating the braided tubing around the rattle with either epoxy or a UV cured cement would add significantly to the durability of the fly. Toothy critters tend to really fray the braided tubing and you don’t want the rattle falling out.

    Again, nice job!

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