|Hook:||(M) 9672 or 3X Hook|
|Thread:||Black Flymaster Plus|
|Body:||Chenille Or Wool Yarn|
|Rib:||Flat Silver Tinsel|
Notes on tying:
1. Attach thread and cover hook shank. Add weight if desired.
2. Secure tinsel and chenille or wool yarn at the hook bend.
3. Wrap chenille to point 3 eye widths behind eye, secure and cut off.
4. Select saddle hackle for wing to match the color of the chenille (6 for #2 hook, 4 for #4 & #6 hook, and 2 for #8 & #10 hook). The wing should extend past the hook bend (1/2 body length). Tie in the hackle.
5. Secure rear of hackle with tinsel and wrap tinsel from rear of fly to eye through the feather with out matting the feather down. Secure tinsel.
6. Tie in saddle hackle for collar. This color can match or contrast the wing.
7. Wrap thread for the head to bend hackle collar backwards.
8. Whip finish and lacquer the head.
This fly is a very old New Zealand pattern that is listed in Streamers and Bucktails by Joseph Bates. It is an effective fly for trout or smallmouth bass.
Nate Hopkins 23 Durham Ct. Iowa City, IA 52240