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Cheapskate Green Butt



The Cheapskate Heron is a poor man's Spey fly.



By Martin Joergensen



A combo of the cheapskate fly idea and a Green Butt.

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  Materials:
Hook:
Sprite, normal size 2
Thread:
Black
Butt:
Green floss
Tag:
Silver tinsel
Rib:
Thin oval Golden tinsel
Body:
Black floss
Hackle:
Grey heron, Cheapskate Heron style
Throat hackle:
Red Golden pheseant body feather
Wings:
Golden pheseant tail
Head:
Black
 

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The key to successful feather wings is to remember: left side feather goes on as right side wing and opposite. Massage the strips to the right curve before tying in with a pinch grip and a loose thread loop.


User comments
From: Ken Yamazaki · nobukoyam·at·bellsouth.net  Link
Submitted December 19th 2007

Can you show me how to tie on the Feather wings? I get to the point where you tie the fibers on, and then the wing fibers get tangled up and uneven.



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