|Thread:||Flymaster Yellow 6/0|
|Tail:||Red Hackle Fibers|
|Body:||Single Strand Wool|
|Rib:||Brown Neck Hackle|
|Wing:||Pheasant Body Feathers|
|Head:||Deer Body Hair|
Notes on tying:
1. Tie in red hackle fibers short.
2. Add single strand of wool (yellow, olive, etc. to suit conditions).
3. Rib with a relatively short brown neck hackle (less than hook gap in length).
4. Tie in red or gray squirrel tail for the underwing.
5. For the overwing take a ringneck body feather. It will be very wide starting out but when slid between fingers, dipped in head cement, it will shrink laterally considerably. Two coats of head cement help durability and resistance to splitting during tying.
6. Tie in deer body hair with tips forward, secure, and then pull back to form a bullet head (thundercreek style).
This pattern is a combination of a Gartside and a Henry's
Fork Hopper. It can be plopped hard on the surface (gets
their attention) upstream and then let dead drift back for trout
and smallmouth bass.
Vernon D. Lunde 311 Nesheim Trail Bx 14 Mt. Horeb, WI 53572