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Gold Stick

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Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Eastern Canada,
Material List:
Hook : #10 Royd reg light/med dry/eye down

Thread : 8/0 Uni w Olive dun

Head : 8/0 Uni w Black

Hackle : Emu natural

Body : #10 Uni-mylar gold/silver

Tail : Black goose biots
Tying Instructions: Put #10 hook in vise and wrap 8/0 uni olive dun thread touching sides down to be in line with hook barb.

Tie in black goose biot (2 thin biots can also be used). The tail should be no longer then the length of body. Trim off excess of biots.

Do a clean wrap of thread side by side up to the 1/2 length mark of body.

Tie in #10 uni mylar gold side up, wrap thread up to the 3/4 mark on hook. Follow with wrap of mylar.
Tie in mylar and trim off excess.

Tie in emu hackles and wrap 2 - 3 times depending on thickness of hackles. Tie down and trim off excess.

Tie in 8/0 black thread, whip finish the olive dun thread and snip off thread close to the underside. You can wrap in olive thread tail when wrapping to form head.
Be careful to leave eye clear of thread and whip finish with thread snipped close to head on the under side.

Put varnish or head cement on head, again carefull of eye.

Presentation Tips: I have used a dry fly because I use it in a slow moving river and find I get better time allowance for action. You can use a heavier wet fly for the faster moving rivers. The water is clear so I can play it visually for the trout. I like to have a slow flow with occasional stops with quick snaps of direction change. This is usually when the trout strikes. Otherwise I move it steadily alongside the dead logs.

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