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/ Black / dry / floss / humpy / step by step / terrestrial /


tied by OSD
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Material List:
Size 10 - 14 standard dry fly hook
1 You need a hair stacker
2 Thread - Size 6/0 black
3 Tail - deer body hair
4 Under body - your choice of color (floss)
5 Over body Ė deer body hair
6 Hackle Ė Your choice (2 dry fly hackles)

Tying Instructions: First cut and place a good segment of deer body hair in your stacker
Tap stacker on table to get tips of hairs even.
Then separate out the shorter hairs buy holding the ends and pulling the short hairs out
Tie in some of the deer hair as tailings make the tail as long as the hook shank
(Be generous with the amount of hair you use for the tail)
Next take a good portion of the stacked deer hair and measure from the tips of the flyís tail to the eye of the hook and trim the cut ends to make the segment as long as the fly from the tail tips to the eye of the hook.
You should having the thread just ahead of the mid point of the hooks shank tie in the deer hair segment with the cut end starting at the mid point.
Now the (over body and wing hair) should extend past the tail by one half the hook shanks length.
Tie in your floss and make a nice under body with the floss.
Once you have made the underbody tie off and trim the floss.
Now bring the over body of deer hair over the floss by pinching the longer deer hairs behind the tailing segment (this is why itís important to have the hair well stacked)
Make sure to keep the segment together and on top of the floss body.
Tie the hair down at the mid point of the hook shank and tie the tips back by wrapping in front of the hair tipís base (to make the wing stand up)
Also make a good smooth base with the thread to wrap the hackles.
Now tie in the dry fly hackles behind the body
(Make sure the hackles are the right size for the hook being used)
I bet you noticed I typed hackles? Yes hackles 2 this is because you need 2 to make a full hackling for this type of fly.
I tie them both in and wrap one at a time wiggling the second as not to trap any hackle barbules from the first hackle wrapped
Make sure to tie off each hackle and trim it after they are wrapped forward
Then make a small head and whip finish and cement.

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