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Modern Spanish Needle

tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Material List:
Hook: Standard wet fly
Thread: Uni Orange
Hackle: Dk Brown Speckled Hen Back
Body: Orange floss
Head" Peacock Herl

Tying Instructions: Cast thread on leaving room for the herl head. Tie the hackle on, tip out over the eye. Tie on the floss and wrap over it evenly down the hook shank, then wrap the thread back to the hackle. Wrap the floss toward the eye. Tie off and clip excess. Wrap the hackle-about a full turn. Tie off and clip excess. While holding the hackles back with the thumb and forefinger of the non-tying hand, slightly overwrap the hackles to hold them in position. Tie on the peacock herl, clipping off excess, then wrap it to form the head. Tie it off and trim excess. Form head, whip finish and add cement.
Presentation Tips: Fish with Leisenring Lift, on the swing, upstream or down in the film or just below.

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