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Greenwell's Glory Wingless

tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Greenwell’s Glory Wingless

Hook: Standard wet fly 12-16

Thread: Black

Hackle: Furnace hen

Tag: Fine gold tinsel

Ribbing: Fine gold tinsel or wire

Body: Olive floss

Tying Instructions: Tie on Hackle first near eye, facing out over the eye. Wrap the thread down the shank, and tie on the tinsel or gold wire. Tie on the olive floss. Wrap the tying thread toward the eye, then carefully wrap the floss. Tie it off. Next, wrap the rib and tie off. Wrap the hackle and tie off. While sweeping the hackle back with the non-tying hands thumb and forefinger, slightly over wrap the hackles in a back swept position. Finish the head and whip finish. Coat head with cement.
Presentation Tips: Standard wet-fly presentation-downstream swing, Leisenring lift, or fished upstream or down in the surface or just below.

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