Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

 Skunk

 Hook: 8 to 2
 Thread: 6/0 Black
 Tail: Red mallard flank
 Body: Black chenille
 Rib: Medium flat silver tinsel  
 Hackle: Black saddle
 Wing: White calftail.

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie in mallard flank at bend of hook for tail.
  • Tie in flat silver tinsel and black chenille.
  • Wrap chenille forward, followed by chenille. Secure chenille at eye of hook and trim.
  • Wrap tinsel over chenille, secure with thread, and trim.
  • Tie in 1 black saddle hackle, and make 2 or 3 wraps, secure with thread, and trim.
  • Wrap thread back slightly, while stroking hackle fibers back.
  • Tie in white calftail on top as wing. Wing should extend past body.
  • Trim, whip finish, and head cement.