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/ Brown / Gold Wire / Partridge / Soft Hackle / spider / Yellow /

All Partridge spider

tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 3399A #14
Thread: 8/0 Yellow Uni Thread
Hackle: Brown Partridge
Ribbing: Fine gold wire-counter-wrapped
Body: A good gathering of fibers taken from the brown tail feathers of the partridge. Wrapped as herl.
Tying Instructions: Strip one side of the hackle fibers off theright side of the stem of the hackle & tie on the hackle by the stem so the tip points out, over the eye, stripped side to the hook. Wrap the thread down the shank to the bend and tie ribbing wire. Tie on the Partridge fibers by their tips, and wrap the tying thread back towards the eye wrapping over the wire end and ends of the fibers forming a slightly tapered underbody. Wrap the fibers like herl down toward the eye. Tie off and trim excess. Counter-rib with the wire, tie off and trim excess. Wrap the hackle-2 turns- tie off and trim excess. While holding the hackles swept back with the non-tying hands thumb and forefinger, slightly overwrap the hackle fibers to hold them in position. Form the head, whip finish, and add cement.
Presentation Tips: Use as a standard wet fly; with the Leisenring lift, on the swing or upstream or down in the film or just below.

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