How to Tie the Nuke Egg

Producer: Tim Flagler

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler: “McFly Foam, here—basic orange—is hard to beat for the egg of the fly. A clump about 3/8” in diameter works well for this size hook. With a half inch or so of the material extending past the hook eye, lay it on top of the hook shank and take two collecting wraps to anchor it in place. Then pull the material in opposite directions to stretch it out and thin it down beneath the wraps.  Take another wrap and then repeat the process. Doing this a few times really helps to compress the McFly Foam and push it around the hook shank, which will create a more uniform egg. Once it’s locked into place, advance your thread forward, leaving a small space behind the hook eye.”