Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

Bottom Walker

Hook: 10-6, long shank Thread: 6/0 black Body: Deer hair spun and clipped to shape of dragonfly nymph. Olive seal fur is then loosely dubbed over the deer hair Thorax: Olive seal fur Wingcase: Peacock eyeLegs: Peacock eye, 4 strands out each sideNote: A clump of moose mane can be tied down as beard to help make the fly wheedles.

Tying Instructions:

  • Spin a clump of deer hair on to hook shank at bend of hook. Then tie in a few more clumps along shank of hook, leaving enough room for thorax.
  • Trim deer hair to shape of a dragonfly nymph.
  • Wrap thread back to bend of hook, and dub olive seal fur on to thread.
  • Wrap seal fur forward, leaving some of the deer hair underneath visible.
  • Tie in peacock eye with tips extending back over body.
  • Tie in 2 strands of peacock eye out each side as legs.
  • Dub olive seal on to thread and wrap forward to just before eye of hook.
  • Tie in 2 more strands of peacock eye out each side.
  • Pull peacock eye over thorax for wingcase.
  • Trim, whip finish, and head cement.