HT's FLY PATTERNS
|Iron Blue, copper variant
- Wide gape, Dry Fly, #14-18
- Dubbing: Hare's Ear(only on #14 hooks)
- Fine oval copper tinsel
- Iron Blue cock hackle
Red cock hackle
- 3-6 fibres from large red cock hackle
- Whip silk down shank of hook toward bend, starting at 1/8 distance from eye.
- Tie in whisks and tinsel at beginning of bend. Whisks should extend from the hook by at least the length of the hook shank.
- Apply dubbing (in the case of larger flies only) and build thin body working forward to 1/4 distance from eye.
- Tie in red hackle. Make 3-4 turns of the hackle, palmering toward tail.
- Wind copper tinsel tightly twice round shank behind palmered red cock, then continue ribbing up the shank, trapping the hackle. Tie off the tinsel.
- Tie in Blue cock hackle in front of red hackle, Allow 3 turns, mingling with the first turn of the red.
- Tie off behind eye. Clear varnish.
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