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Danish Pastry Fly


The artist formerly known as The Copper Camel


By Martin Joergensen

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01 - Thread and rib
01 - Thread and rib
Attach the thread over the hook bend and tie in a long piece of ribbing material
02 - Dubbing
02 - Dubbing
Dub the thread with some long fibred dubbing material and start winding forwards
03 - Body
03 - Body
The body should be slim and even.
04 - Eyes
04 - Eyes
Mount the bead chain eyes on the underside of the hook shank.
05 - Cut
05 - Cut
Don't cut the eyes off the chain before having attached them. That makes handling much easier.
06 - Hackle
06 - Hackle
Select a cree saddle feather of a sufficient length.
07 - Web
07 - Web
Remove the webbed part and the longest fibres from the feather.
08 - Tie in
08 - Tie in
Tie in the feather on top of the shank right behind the eyes, curved side forwards and pointing away from you.
09 - Ready
09 - Ready
The hackle is ready to be wound.
10 - first turns
10 - first turns
Take the first couple of turns right behind the eyes.
11 - Wound
11 - Wound
Wind the hackle in 6-8 turns to the rear of the fly.
12 - Rib
12 - Rib
Catch the hackle tip with the copper wire and start winding the ribbing in the opposite direction over the hackle.
13 Don't crush
13 Don't crush
Do not crush too many hackle tips with the ribbing. Wiggle the wire to avoid catching them.
14 - wind copper
14 - wind copper
Wind the copper around the base of the eyes and the hook shank to form a bulgy and heavy head.
15 - Tie down
15 - Tie down
Tie down the copper with the tying thread and wiggle it to break it.
16 - trim
16 - trim
Trim the thread in front and the hackle tip in the rear and varnish the head - tying thread copper wire and eyes - a couple of times.
Copper head
Copper head
The copper wired head was one of the reasons for the early name of this fly. The camel wool body was the second.
Danish pastry fish - and Danish pastry fisher
Danish pastry fish - and Danish pastry fisher
This is the first ever fish caught on the Pastry Fly.
Danish Pastry Fly
Danish Pastry Fly
The new name has a story - the fly used to be known as The Copper Camel.