Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns
Hook: 10-6 TMC 300 Thread: 6/0 Black Body: Peacock HerlRib: Copper Wire Hackle: Brown Saddle trimmed short Neck: Tan dubbingHead: Black dubbing
- Tie in copper wire, 1 or 2 strands of brown saddle hackle by their tips, and 3 strands of peacock herl.
- Wrap peacock herl 3/4 the way up the hook shank, secure with thread and trim.
- Wrap saddle hackle forward over peacock herl and secure with thread, and trim.
- Wrap copper wire over hackle, for durability and secure with thread and trim.
- Dub tan dubbing on to hook, and make 2 or 3 wraps. Tan section of fly should be about 1/2 the size of the head.
- Dub black dubbing on to thread and wrap dubbing up to the eye of the hook, to form head.
- Whip finish and head cement.
- Trim saddle hackle short on top, bottom, and both sides.
- Lastly, use a bodkin to pull out some of the black dubbing.