|Hook:||(M)9672 + Weight|
|Thread:||Danville 6/0 Black|
|Tail:||Black Hackle Fiber|
|Body:||Black Wool Or Acrylic Yarn|
|Rib:||Fine Gold Round Or Medium Flat Tinsel|
|Hackle:||Black Hen Hackle|
Notes on tying:
1. Add weight with 7-8 turns of #1 Buss fuse wire.
2. Tie in tail fibers and then add "Purr-fect Punch" (Licorice #62009) to body.
3. Tie in gold rib same as yarn making sure to bind both down well to hook.
4. Wind yarn up to the lead and tie the yarn off but do not cut.
5. Wind rib to about center of lead. Tie off and cut.
6. Tie in Mallard flank feathers tip's forward starting at back of lead and tie down forward to front edge of lead, trim ends behind eyes.
7. Wind yarn over lead and build up thorax. Tie off and trim.
8. Tie in black hackle and wind on, tie off and trim but of feather.
9. Bring Mallard flank forward and down. Trim and finish head.
10. Whip finish and lacquer.
This pattern was originated by Dr. Ed Burke of New York in the 30's. It is a good fly for trout, crappie and bluegill. Fish it using twitches of the rod.
Glenn F. Davis 321 North 9th St Vinton, IA 52349