The Global FlyFisher - The Largest and Best Place to go for Online Fly Fishing and Fly Tying
First published before January 1st 2001 - More than 14 years ago
The Opossum Fly
Not much - but it works
An oldie pattern from GFF
A small, simple autumn pattern, that lives through the sparkling sandcolored opossum. Easy to tie, but still effective.
The tail can be formed by tying in loose fibers, but forming a normal, turned hackle, and tying it down leaves a larger tail. Dub thread with fur and cover the shank. Make the fly fairly thick. Stop just in front of hook eye, and tie in eyes beneath the shank. Eyes can be glued with superglue for a more durable fly.