This is a very versatile fly which should be in everyone’s flybox. It can be fished slow on an intermediate line or on a floater. It can also be stripped very fast on a DI5 or DI3 fly line
Hook: #10 Barbless
Thread: Red 6.0
Bead: Brass or Tungston 3mm
Rib: Copper Wire
Tail: Black Marabou
Body: 3-4 Strands Peacock Herl
How to tie it.
Thread the bead onto the hook.
Wrap the thread in touching turns along the shank of the hook stopping 2mm from the hook bend.
Tie in the rib
Tie in a bunch of black marabou.
Tie in 3-4 strands of peacock herl to form the body of the fly
Catch in grizzle hackle at the bead. Now wind the Grizzle cock hackle down the body in open turns.
Wind the wire up to the bead catching in the hackle
Using the red thread create a hot spot behind the bead.
Varnish and the fly is finished
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