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Buffalo Plaid tied by Soft-hackleFly Type: Wet
, Material List:
Hook: Standard Wet Fly #12-16
Thread: Black Uni Thread 8/0
Hackle: Dyed Red Grizzly hen
Body: Overlapped rabbit dubbing-red toward tail, black toward front-on red silk done by the Leisenring method.Tying Instructions:
After stripping the fluff off the bottom of the hackle-stripping the right side slightly higher up than the left, tie the hackle stem, higher side down, to the hook shank so the the hackle points out, over the eye.
Wrap the thread down the shank toward the bend.
The Dubbing brush is made, Leisenring fashion, using the two different colors, blending them on the thread. This is tied on near the bend. Wrap the tying thread back toward the eye. Wrap the brush down, tie off and trim any excess.
Wrap hackle-two turns- tie off and trim excess. Form head and whip finish.Presentation Tips:
Upstream or down-in the surface or lower in the column. Use on the swing or with the Leisenring lift.