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Cinnamon Girl (Soft Hackle) tied by letumgoFly Type: Wet
, General Freshwater
, Target Species: Trout
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: Mayflies
, Material List:
Hook - Daiichi Model 1510 (Size 8)
Thread - Pearsall's Gossamer Silk (Royal Hunt)
Hackle - Sharptail Grouse
Body - Kreinik Silk Dubbing (Cinnamon Brown)Tying Instructions:
Materials are listed in the order they are tyed onto the hook.
I dubbed the body by wrapping it from the front of the fly towards the back. This allowed me to form the tag and rib when the thread was wrapped forward.
I had initially used the silk dubbing thinking the dubbing would float the fly in the surface film (emerger imitation). When I dropped the fly in a dish of water, however, I found that the dubbing would absorb water and sink below the surface. I really like the look of the body when it is wet. It has a great translucency to it, as I guess you'd expect from silk.
I will experiment with different color combinations of Pearsall's and Silk Dubbing, to see what I can come up with...