|Hook:||(M) 3X Hook|
|Thread:||Black 6/0 or Flymaster plus|
|Tail:||Red Wool Yarn|
|Body:||Flat Silver Tinsel|
|Rib:||Oval Silver Tinsel|
|Wing:||White Bucktail, Black Bucktail, & Brown Bucktail|
Notes on tying:
1. Wrap thread to the hook shank.
2. Attach 1 strand of wool yarn for the tail and attach to top of the hook shank (should be as long as the hook eye is wide).
3. Attach oval silver tinsel at the hook bend and bring thread up behind eye. Attach flat tinsel at eye and wrap to hook bend and back to eye.
4. Rib oval tinsel to hook eye area using even wraps and tie off.
5. Stack white bucktail (15 to 20 Tips) and tie in with drop of head cement (Length should go past end of hook equal the width of hook gap).
6. Apply same amount of black and brown bucktail the same way and trim with scissors at a 45 degree angle. (Note: tie in black bucktail slightly shorter than the white or brown).
7. Apply head cement and finish by coating head with clear lacquer.
This fly was developed by Arthur B. Flick of West Kill NY. It imitates a bait fish commonly called the black nose or black nosed dace. It is a good smallmouth bass fly. Cast it across and upstream at about 45 degrees.
Nate Hopkins 23 Durham Ct. Iowa City, IA 52240