HT's FLY PATTERNS
- Wet Fly, down-eyed, long shank
- Olive thread
- Underbody: fine lead wire,
dull yellow nylon baby wool
Dubbing: green seal's fur substitute or olive-green wool
- Fine gold wire
- Brown hen hackle, or brown partridge hackle
- Nylon baby wool as above
- Whip thread down shank of hook toward bend, starting at 1/6 distance from eye.
- Tie in lead wire. Use lead to form underbody tapering towards eye end. Treat with varnish.
- Take short length of baby wool (usually only one strand of the wool is necessary), and burn one end to form a head . Tie in baby wool along shank to increase body volume, with burned head end extending to or just beyond the bend of the hook.
- Tie in brown hackle and gold wire immediately behind head (a little yellow wool body should be visible infront of hackle). Make 2 turns of the hackle and tie off.
- Now use dubbing to finish body from behind hackle, back along shank to immediatly behind eye.
- Wind fine gold wire toward eye to rib body in 6-8 equal turns. Tie off.
- Tie off with whip finish behind eye. Clear varnish.
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