Tying the Chronic Egg Pattern

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Chronic Egg Pattern. Photo By: Louis Cahill

Sometimes in fly tying it’s the little things that really make a difference in the quality of your finished fly patterns. When I first started fly tying I always hated the look of my egg patterns because I could always see my thread down the center of my finished eggs or they wouldn’t end up symetrical. They caught fish but they weren’t as pretty as the egg patterns in the fly shops and it used to drive me crazy. Since then I’ve adopted using a really cool fly tying tool called an Egg Yarn Dispenser . It allows me to tie my egg patterns super quick and I get true consistency from one fly to the next. Watch this quick fly tying video of me tying my chronic egg pattern. Hopefully you’ll pick up a couple tips to improve your own egg patterns.

Keep it Reel,

Kent Klewein
Gink & Gasoline
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6 thoughts on “Tying the Chronic Egg Pattern

    • Dell,

      Anywhere from 1 – 2 strands depending on the size of your egg. The glow yarn dispenser comes with three sizes. You use the smaller ones for smaller eggs.

      Hope you had a great Xmas. Talk to you soon. Thing should start getting busy soon.


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  2. Kent,
    Great instructional vid. I started tying mine with tungsten beads several years back, using an old clear bic pen tube as an egg gun. Do you ever add weight or is this a No No in your book.

    I had issues with the hook gap not being open enough on many of my Mongo Eggs so the super glue trick will help greatly on future ties.

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