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Small, simple but very good for sea trout
An oldie pattern from GFF
This fly was made as an imitation of a very numerous and common group of small crustaceans/isopods, that are present on the menu of sea trout. The animals are very small - a few millimeters - but still the trout will eat them in great numbers. This is especially in the late summer and autumn.
I tie this fly in the colors olive and light brown.
The flee has appeared in a new version too.
|Hook||12-8, nymph/emerger type, scud type or curved streamer.|
|Thread||To match color of fly|
|Body||Colored or natural rabbit body or hare's mask dubbing, brown, olive or tan|
|Hackle||Rabbit or hare hair hackle in dubbing loop, palmer style|
|Rib||Thin tinsel, silver or 'holographic'|
|Back||Almost any kind of clear synthetic shell material or olive/brown raffene (Swiss straw)|
|Antennae (optional)||Goose biots or similar. Color to match fly|
- Start by cutting a piece of shell material to a narrow boat shape a bit longer than the hook shank.
- Tie in the shell material and the ribbing at a point fairly low on the hook bend
- Make a dubbing loop at the rear of the body and put aside
- Dub the body to a tapered shape
- Make a very light hair hackle in the dubbing loop
- Turn the hackle palmer wise over the body in 4-5 open turns and tie down
- Pull shell material tight over the body while stroking down 'hackle fibers' as legs
- Tie down shell material and cut surplus
- Rib the fly in 7-8 fairly close turns to illudate body segments
- Tie down ribbing under hook
- Tie in goose biots on the side of the head. They will be spread a bit by the hook eye.
- Finish the head and varnish the head and the biots several times.
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