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Universal Paradun

tied by dwiltshire
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: General Europe,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Hook: TMC 101 #14
Thread: 10/0 Roman Moser Powersilk, olive
Post: TMC Aero-dry, tan
Tail: Coq de Leon
Abdomen: Superfine, cream
Thorax: Fine hare
Rib: Waxed, spun thread
Hackle: Silver Badger

Tying Instructions: No more than three turns of hackle. Keep the body slim.

Fo the rib, I have spun the thread and waxed it with cobbler's wax and then wound up in open turns. This looks even nice when a little damp.

Tails are Coq de Leon - nice colouration with these fibres.

Everything kept to a minimum mateial-wise. Even the post is only half a hank -then doubled, hopefully avoiding bulk.
Presentation Tips: Upstream, no hint of drag and hopefully in the fish's scissors ;-)

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