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Native American tied by Soft-hackleFly Type: Wet
, Material List:
Hook: Standard wet fly sizes 10-16
Thread: Orange Uni Thread- 8/0
Hackle: Ruffled Grouse, Breast
Ribbing: Fine copper wire
Body: Mixxed dubbing from a red squirrel bodyTying Instructions:
After stripping the fluff off the bottom of the hackle-stripping the right side slightly higher up than the left, tie the hackle stem, higher side down, to the hook shank so the the hackle points out, over the eye.
Wrap the thread down the shank toward the bend. Tie on the the ribbing wire.
The Dubbing brush is made, Leisenring fashion, using the squirrel dubbing. This is also tied on near the bend. Wrap the tying thread back toward the eye. Wrap The brush down theshank, trim excess. Rib the body with the wire. Tie off and trim excess.
Wrap hackle-two turns- tie off and trim excess. Form head and whip finish.
Presentation Tips: Use up stream or down, in the film, just below or deeper. This fly can be swung, or used with the Leisenring lift, or fished deeper like a nymph.