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Light Snipe and Yellow

tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Light Snipe and Yellow (Leisenring)

Hook: Standard wet fly 12-16

Thread: Yellow (Primrose)

Hackle: Light Snipe from the under covert

Ribbing: Fine Gold Wire

Body: Yellow (Primrose) button hole twist or floss

Tying Instructions: Tie the hackle on so the tip points out, over the eye. Wrap the thread down the shank and tie on the gold wire near the bend. Tie on the button-hole-twist or floss, then wrap the tying thread back down the shank forming a slightly tapered body. Wrap the button-hole-twist or floss down the shan; tie off; trim excess. Wrap the rib; tie off; trim excess. Next, wrap the hackle-2 turns-tie off and trim. While holding the hackles wept back with the non-tying hands thumb and forefinger, slightly overwrap the hackle to hold it in position. Form the head, whip finish and coat with cement
Presentation Tips: Fish the fly on the Leisenring lift, on the swing or other wet-fly methods. Also useful upstream or down fished in the surface or just below. This fly was an original English tie. Leisenring altered it a little. You can add a Hare's Ear thorax and tie it in a traditional North Country manner.

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