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Bruce's Crane

tied by BruceC
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 3665A Size 16
Thread: Rust
Body: Peccary quill over thread base (bulge at bend)
Legs: Paint Brush, knotted and colored with marker
Thorax: Superfine dubbing with mottled turkey shell back
Wings: Cree hackle tips treated with FlexLock
Tying Instructions: Prepare and stage all materials in advance:
1. Coat wings with FlexLock and preen toward tip.
2. Pre-knot leg material and color in advance
3. Build the underbody with thread or fine dubbing. Make a bulge at the rear as per the natural's taper.
4. Tie in the peccary at the bend and wind toward the eye.
5. Tie off peccary, color it with marker.
6. Tie in wing case.
7. Set first 2 sets of legs and use superglue after tying in to set positions.
8. Set wings and dub to that point covering legs and wing tie in point.
9. Place last set of legs, super glue after tie in, pull turkey over and tie off.

Presentation Tips: Still or slow moving water, near shore and high brush.

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