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Tan Mole and Hen (Soft Hackle) tied by letumgoFly Type: Nymphs
, Terrestrials & Midges
, General Freshwater
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: Ants/Beetles
, Material List:
Hook - Mustad Signature Model R90/Size 10
Thread - Pearsall's Gossamer Silk/Primrose (pale yellow)
Hackle - Indian Hen Saddle/Ginger
Body - Mole/Tan (touch dubbed)Tying Instructions:
The materials are listed in the order they are tyed onto the hook.
Note - The dubbed body is wrapped from the front of the hook to back, so the thread can be used to rib the pattern when wrapping forward. Wax the silk well with cobbler's wax and touch-dub the mole onto the thread. When the body is wrapped the hair fibers will project out from the body and allow some of the silk to show thought. Adjusting the amount of dubbing allows you to adjust the color of the pattern to match local insects.