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/ floss / orange / peacock herl / Soft Hackle / woodcock /

Orange & Woodcock

tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Material List:
Hook: Standard wet fly or light wire depending upon the application.

Thread: Deep orange

Hackle: Well marked Woodcock greater or lesser top coverts depending upon fly size.

Body: Deep orange floss, silk thread or button hole twist.

Thorax: Greenish peacock herl

Tying Instructions: This particular fly was tied in the perscribed manner of the North Country Flies so the hackle is "set" in the upright position. This is accomplished by tying the hackle tight against the herl. I started by casting the thread on near the bend and tying on the floss. I wound the thread forward. While doing this I tied on the hackle so it pointed out over the eye. I then carefully wrapped the floss, tied it off, then tied on and wrapped the herl very close to the hackle, The hackle was wrapped close to the herl and tied off. Then the head was tied up against the hackle making sure no hackle was tied back.
Presentation Tips: In this form, the fly should be fished upstream or down in the film very much like a dry fly. A wet version could be fashioned with the hackle set back to be fished on the swing or using the Leisenring lift.

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