Published Mar 14. 2017 - 8 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 14. 2017

Tup's Indispensable

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A classic dry fly utilizing quite an exotic dubbing.

Originator: 
R.S. Austin
Pattern type: 
Dry fly
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
The magic dubbing for the thorax is quite a complex mix: 1/2 Wool from a ram’s indispensable part, the testicles, if you are not afraid. For the rest of us just standard wool, 1/2 cream seal’s fur. Or just add more wool. A mixture of lemon yellow spaniel. Alternatively you can use fox fur. A bit of the pale pinkish and very fine fur from a hare’s mask. A bit of red mohair or red seal’s fur.
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Tiemco 100SP BL #14
Thread
Dyneema 55 Gold
Tail
Rooster hackle fibers, tan
Body
Light yellow floss
Thorax
1890 R.S. Austin “Magic Dubbing”
Hackle
Tan rooster
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