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tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Hook: Standard wet fly 8-16
Thread: Pale yellow
Hackle: Cream hen or pale ginger hen
Tail: Cream hen or pale ginger hen hackle fibers
Ribbing: Fine pearlescent tinsel
Body: Cream Hareline dubbing dubbed leisenring style with guard hair left in-rough.
Wing: Dyed mallard flank to look like wood duck.
Tying Instructions: Tie on the hackle so the tip points out, over the eye. Wrap the tying thread down the shank and tie on the tail.
Next, tie on the ribbing followed by the dubbing brush and wrap the tying thread back down the hook short of the eye in a spot where the wing will be tied on. As you wrap the thread back form a slightly tapered underbody.
Wrap the dubbing brush down the shank, tieTie off and trim excess.
Keeping the fibers even, strip off both sides of the mallard flank forming a bunch of equal fibers for the wing. Hold them in the thumb and forefinger of the non-tying hand. Position these on the top of the hook in the correct spot on the shank. While holding the feathers and hook shank, take the tying thread and bring it up under the thumb and over the wing butts in a loose loop. Bring the thread down on the further side and under the forefinger. Tighten the loop over the wing butts by bringing the tying thread STRAIGHT DOWN. Do not let go of the wings, yet. Repeat the process twice more to set the wings in place. Trim excess off and overwrap the cut butts to secure.
Loosely dub some of the dubbing to the tying thread, and overwrap the wrapped over butts to form a very short thorax.
Next, wrap the hackle 1-2 turns- tie off and trim excess. While holding the fibers back with the non-tying hands thumb and forefinger, slightly overwrap the fibers with tying thread to hold them in position. Form the head, whip finish, and add cement.
Presentation Tips: I developed this fly because of the large numbers of cream colored flies that hatch on my home water the Genesee River. I fish this fly in all standard wet fly applications-on the swing and in a team or using the Leisenring lift.
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