Ruby 2


 Hook: TMC 100, size 18-20 (or equivalent)

            Head: 2.0mm copper tungsten bead

            Thread: 14/0 Black

            Ribbing: Small black wire

            Body:  Red Holographic tinsel


Place bead on hook. Attach thread behind bead then attach wire.  Wrap backward toward bend over wire.  Just before bend, attach red holographic tinsel.  Wrap thread forward to behind bead.  Wrap tinsel forward to bead and secure with thread.  Spiral wrap black wire 5-6 wraps, forward to bead, secure and finish.


It’s amazing what a few slight changes to an already good pattern will do.  We just changed the ribbing, thread and color of the tungsten bead head and the Ruby 2 became a go to pattern on most days, but especially overcast.


Ruby 2