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Mickey Doodle-Variant tied by TroutBumFly Type: Streamers
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Material List:
Thread: White Danville 6/0 then black.
Hook: Partridge Carrie Stevens 10X Streamer.
Body: Silver tinsel then red floss.
Rib: Silver Tinsel.
Underwing: Yellow bucktail.
Throat: Red Schlappen fibers.
Wing: Two red grizzly hackles inside of two slightly shorter yellow hackles.
Shoulder: Silver Pheasant dyed red (My kool-aide dye experiment).
Eyes: Jungle Cock.Tying Instructions:
The trick here is to build the wings before you mount them to the hook. I select and match the hackles the hackles (right and left sides separately) then glue them together with a drop of head cement spread carefully along the stems. Be careful to only glue the base, each succeeding layer of feathers will hide the cemented area.Presentation Tips:
These flies were designed to be trolled behind a rowboat. Although, in smaller sizes they can be casted.