tied by Soft-hackle Fly Type:Wet, Material List: Hook: Mustad C53S or similar
Thread: Light orange
Hackles: Honey colored speckled hen. One tied on as a collar, another tied by the tip later prior to dubbing the thorax
Ribbing: Dark medium copper wire
Abdomen: A mix of yellow, cinnamon and cahill colored dubbing to make a honey color appearance. This is dubbed Leisenring style to a section of light orange tying thread.
Thorax: Dubbed to the tying thread and roughed up.
Tying Instructions: Tying Instructions: Cast on the thread and tie on a hackle, tip out over the eye. Trim excess stem. Wrap down to the bend. Tie on the copper wire. Tie on the honey colored dubbing brush and wrap the thread back down the shank, about 2/3 of the way back, wrapping over the wire and thread ends of the brush. Remove any excess of the wire and thread. Wrap the abdomen, trim excess. Rib the abdomen with the wire, tie it off and trim excess.
Tie the second hackle in by the tip where the abdomen stops, making sure you have enough hackle fibers to wrap through the thorax. Dub on the thorax and rough it up with a bodkin or needle.
Wrap the hackle through the thorax. Tie off and trim excess. Take the first hackle and make one complete turn as a collar. Tie it off and trim excess. While holding the hackle fibers back with the non-tying hands thumb and forefinger, slightly overwrap the hack to hold the fibers in a back-swept position. Wrap the head, whip finish and add cement. Presentation Tips: Use with the Leisenring Lift, on the swing, or other active retrieve. Can also be fished as a standard nymph pattern.
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