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tied by cornmuse
Fly Type: Attractor Pattern,
Target Species: Trout,
Imitation: Caddis Flies,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 94840 size 10 to 20 or equivalent dry fly hook

Rear Hackle: White or cream dry fly hackle
Body: Three peacock herls
Front Hackle: Fiery brown or coachman brown dry fly hackle
Tying Instructions: You can download Windows Media or Quicktime fly tying video instructions from the iTunes Store or directly from You can also see a step-by-step photographic instruction sheet at
Presentation Tips: Georges Odier popularized this fly as a NYMPH in his landmark book "Swimming Flies" published in 1984. This is the real beginning of the high-stick nymphing technique and is worth the read.

Of course this is a dry fly, too. I like to fish this just about any time that a Griffith's Gnat would work - during midge hatches and during caddis hatches. You can also fish this fly damp.

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