Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

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Hook: 16-8 Dry fly Thread: 6/0 Tan  Tail: Deer hair Body: Deer hairWing: Deer body hair, tips from body

Tying Instructions:

  • Even the tips of a clump of deer hair with a hair stacker, and then tie in as tail.
  • For body, Tie in another clump of deer hair, with tips facing back over the tail. The length should be equal to that of the hook shank and tail.
  • Butt ends are laid along hook, and secured with a few wraps of thread to form a sheath body. Wrap forward securing the deer hair and tie it off at the head.
  • Pull the deer hair forward (tight) and secure tightly with thread, allow tips to extend forward to form wing.
  • Make a few wraps of thread between wing and eye to help wing stand up at 45% angle.
  • Whip finish, and head cement.