|Hook:||(M) 3X Hook|
|Thread:||Black 6/0 Or Flymaster Plus|
|Body:||Flat Silver Tinsel|
|Rib:||Narrow Oval Silver Tinsel|
|Wing:||Yellow bucktail, Red bucktail, & Yellow bucktail|
|Cheeks:||Jungle Cock (Optional)|
Notes on tying:
1. Attach tying thread to the hook shank and wrap to bend. Attach oval tinsel then wrap thread to starting point and attach flat silver tinsel at the hook eye.
3. Wrap flat tinsel to hook bend and then back to eye (3 eye lengths behind hook eye).
4. Rib oval tinsel to hook eye area using even wraps and tie off.
5. Stack yellow 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 red bucktail the same way. Apply a second batch of yellow bucktail (30-40 pieces). Trim the bucktail with scissors at a 45 degree angle.
7. Add Jungle Cock cheeks and whip finish.
8. Apply head cement and finish by coating head with clear lacquer.
John Alden Knight of Williamsport PN popularized this fly in the 30's. It's also called the "Assassin" and "Red and Yellow Bucktail". It is an effective fly for smallmouth bass. Cast straight across stream.
Nate Hopkins 23 Durham Ct. Iowa City, IA 52240