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Silver King

tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Material List:
Hook: Caddis-Emerger style #12-16
Thread: Red Uni-Thread 8/0
Hackle: Brahma dyed gold
Abdomen: Silver wire
Thorax: Peacock Herl

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, but stop leaving enough room for the thorax Tie on the wire. Leaving the tying thread where it is, wrap the wire down the shank in touching turns. After reaching a good body length, rib the same wire back over the body. Tie off and break off excess.

Clip a bit off the tips of three Peacock herls and tie on the shank where the thorax begins. Wrap he thread forward. Twist and wrap the herls forward, tie off and trim excess.

Wrap the hackle--two turns-- tie off and trim excess. While sweeping the hackles back and holding them in position with the non-tying hands thumb and forefinger, slightly over-wrap the hackles to hold them in position. Form the head, whip finish and add a drop of cement.
Presentation Tips: Fish upstream or down, on the swing or using the Leisenring lift. A great attractor pattern.

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