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Itch Scratcher (Pale Green) tied by letumgoFly Type: Terrestrials & Midges
, General Freshwater
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Northwest US
, Central US
, Western Canada
, Eastern Canada
, Central Canada
, South America
, New Zealand
, General Europe
, Imitation: Mayflies
, Material List:
Hook - Mustad Model 94842/Size 12 Turned-Up Eye (TUE)
Tread - Gossamer Silk (Green)
Hackle - Bleached Hungarian Partridge
Body - Natural Wool Dubbing (Pale Green Blend)
Rib - Tying SilkTying Instructions:
1) Mount your hook.
2) Attach your tying silk with five snug wraps.
3) Prepare a partridge feather by stripping off the small fibers at the base of the feather.
4) Tye in the partridge feather, with the tip facing out over the eye of the hook. Use only four or five wraps to secure the feather in place.
5) Dub the tying thread and wind it back towards the bend of the hook. Make sure to taper the dubbing on the thread, so as you get to the bend of the hook, the dubbing runs out. The body should have a slender taper.
6) Wrap the tying silk forward over the body, in open wraps, forming the segmentation on the fly.
7) Wrap the partridge hackle back towards the tying silk. Use only one or two wraps of hackle.
8) Wind the silk forward though the hackle fibers, being careful to wiggle it back and forth. This prevents the silk from matting down the hackle fibers.
9) Whip finish with only three or four wraps.
10) Clip off the tying silk and add a small drop of head cement.Presentation Tips:
Dead drift, down and across, Leisenring Lift, you name it...