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Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Leon's Antron Bomb
Originated and Tied By Leon Guthrie

Leons Antron Bomb
Name Leon's Antron Bomb
Category Salmon
HookSalmon Single Low Water Size 1/0
BodyExplanation as per Attached Stage's Photographs 1 to 5 and the following text, stages 6 and 7 (See below). The color and size combinations of this fly can be enormous. Variations are achieved by changing the color and the amount of Antron.
CommentsAlthough this may seem a long and tedious pattern to make, it is worthy of your efforts as the finished results are very rewarding.

[ Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage5 ]

Stage 6

Now that you have cut all around the circumference of the sphere, get a piece of your primary colour Antron body wool (Fluo. Pink in this case) and slip a length between the two pieces of cardboard. Apply a non slip knot or two, tightly binding all the fibres together. Ensure it is tight. Now remove the cardboard by using scissors. Cup the created ball in your hands and roll, until it is round and trim any fibres that are sticking out all over the ball.

Stage 7

Now the tricky bit -Applying the sphere to the Hook Shank. Gotta get this right first time! Find the centre of the knotted area of the sphere and locate the pointed hook end. Push through bypassing the barb (Mind your Fingers!) and push the sphere towards the eye of the hook. When you're satisfied of the position of the sphere, pull it back again to the hook bend. Now apply Super Glue on the shank where the middle of the sphere is going to meet when you slide the sphere forward again to secure.

Finally for the weighted version (which see) is apply lead wire working behind the Sphere and add Hot Orange Krystal Flash, or any other material of your choice as the tail..

This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. You can see more of his originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie. For more information about egg patterns, see Salmon Egg Patterns .