The Surf Dart is a modification of a fly known as the Tres Generation . I tied this version as a slim profiled fly to be fished in turbulent and unruly water. The South shore environment is the perfect setting. This fly will zip through heavy water without the never ending drag that is placed on flies, by those rolling combers. This is an easy fly to track through your retrieve.
Steps to Tying the Surf Dart
Thread: flat wax nylon in white
Hook: Tiemco 911s or equiv.
Tail: buck tail, hackle, krystal flash or flashabou
head: 3/4 or 1/2 inch masking tape
wing: x-tra large pearl tubing
eyes: size 21/2 prism eyes
you will also need 5min. epoxy
- With hook in vice, begin your tie in about 1/8 of an inch behind hook eye. Tie evenly to the bend of the hook. Take a sparse bunch of white buck tail and tie in. the buck tail should extend about the length of the shank of the hook.
- Take about 2 or 3 strands of pearl k.f. and tie in. extending the k.f. just a bit past the buck tail.
- Take 4 or 5 saddle hackles and tie in the round.
- Tie in a half dozen or so strands of olive/peacock flashabou.
- Take your pearl tubing and slip over eye of hook about 1/4 inch in and tie down securely, parking your tread right behind the hook eye. You should have about 3 to 4 inches of tubing extending beyond the outside of the hook eye. Tie off and clip thread.
- Take about 10 inches of masking tape and begin wrapping about 1/8 of an inch behind hook eye. keep wrapping until the diameter is slightly smaller than the tubing diameter. brush on some flexament glue over the masking tape and let dry.
- Take the tubing between the thumb, index finger and middle finger and slide evenly and smoothly inside out. slide all the way to the bend of the hook.
- Place your stick on eyes on the forward part of the masking tape.
- Epoxy lightly to the bend of the hook. As the epoxy dries pull the tubing taunt.
- Let dry and go fishing.