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/ Dubbing / Hare's Ear / Hare\'s Ear / olive / Partridge / Red / silver wire / Soft Hackle / Trout / Yellow /

Leviathin

 
tied by Soft-hackle
Fly Type: Wet,
Material List:
Hook:Mustad 3399A #8-10
Thread, Olive Uni Thread 8/0
Hackle: Partridge with some fluff left at the bottom
Rib: Silver wire
Body: A mix of olive, natural, cahill colored hare's ear dubbing with red & yellow rabbit fur, dubbed Leisenring method.
Tying Instructions: Strip some of the bottom fluff off the, but leave some of it on the stem-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 over the ribbing wire. This ties it on and adds a little more weight. The Dubbing brush is made, Leisenring fashion, using the dubbing mix listed in the dressing. 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. Rib the fly with the wire, tie off and break off excess.

Wrap hackle-three 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. The fluff left on adds a little more movement to this fly.
Presentation Tips: This is a rather large fly. It can be used whenever large flies are needed. It can be fished as a standard wet fly, soft-hackle, or retrieved via the Leisenring lift.



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