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POP Fly (Soft Hackle) tied by letumgoFly Type: Wet
, Target Species: Steelhead
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Northwest US
, Western Canada
, Eastern Canada
, Material List:
Hook - Mustad Model 3906 / Size 6
Thread - Black UNI-Thread (6/0)
Underbody and Tag - Silver Holographic Tinsel
Rear Body - Kreinik Sole Platte Silk (Orange/#635) wrapped over the silver tinsel
Hackle - Partridge Body Feather
Front Body - Peacock Herl
Head - Black tying thread sealed with head cementTying Instructions:
- Start the tying thread at the mid point of the hook.
- Tye in the silver tinsel at the midpoint of the hook.
- Wrap the tinsel back to the rear of the hook and forward to the tying thread. Tye off and cut of tinsel tag.
- Tye in the silk at the midpoint. Wrap the silk towards the back of the fly, leaving a small silver tag at the back of the fly. Wrap the silk forward to the tying thread and tye off.
- Run the tying thread forward to the eye of the hook and tye in a single partridge body hackle. The feather should be pointing out over the eye of the hook.
- Tye in four or five strands of peacock herl by the tips.
- Run the tying thread back to the midpoint. Twist the peacock herl around the tying thread and wind it forward towards the eye of the hook. Leave room roughly one eye length gap for the hackle and head of the fly. Tye off the herl and clip off the ends.
- Clip the end of the partridge hackle in a hackle pliers and fold the fibers of the hackle. Wind two or three turns of hackle back towards the tying thread.
- Wind the tying thread through the hackle (wiggle it back and forth so the fibers are not matted down). Clip off the excess tip of the hackle.
- Pull back the hackle fibers with your thumb and fore fingers and form the head. Wrap the tying thread over the base of the fibers to make them sweep backwards and strengthen the stem of the feather.Presentation Tips:
Down and across - drag free drift.