|Body:||Black Foam Over Peacock Herl|
|Wing:||White Calf Tail Or Poly Yarn|
|Hackle:||Brown, Parachute Style|
Notes on tying:
1. Tie in a mast of white calf tail around the midpoint of the hook for securing brown hackle.
2. Wrap the hook shank with peacock to form the underbody.
3. Tie in 2 pieces of black foam (1/8" wide) or deer hair.
4. Pull the foam or deer hair over back of hook and tie off behind the eye.
5. Coat body with flexament for a more durable fly.
6. Attach brown hackle by butt and wrap 5 times, parachute style, around calf hair.
7. Clip off foam or deer hair and finish head.
8. You can clip a few stands of the deer hair on the side near the hook bend so they flare out and look like legs.
This is a modification of a fly for deer hair in a 70's issue of United Fly Tiers. What makes this pattern better then most others is it's visibility. The white post and brown hackle make it easy to see unlike the effective but hard to see ant patterns. It works well to fish it using a standard dead drift in the late summer and fall.
Ken Arp 3336 W. Colorado St. Davenport,