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La Muerte

La Muerte
TypeWarm saltwater fly
Lars Mathiessen
Year of origin
Target species

HookLarge Owner saltwater hook, 1/0-5/0
ThreadYellow or white
TailA few straws of flash, four soft, white hackle feathers, two soft, blue hackle feathers
HackleSoft, blue hackle feather and a soft, white hackle feather
HeadTying thread
EyesDoll eyes
HookDry, long, size 10-16
ThreadColor o match body.
BodyPoly yarn cut into 1 cm pieces.
WingPoly yarn

Tying instructions

  1. Start the tying thread at the hook bend
  2. Tie in a few straws of flash extending rearwards
  3. Select four large white hackles
  4. Strip off the barbs on the stem of the feathers. Aim for a length about 4-6 times hook shank length
  5. Tie in two white feathers and one blue on each side of the hook
  6. The feathers must sit vertically curving out and to the very rear of the hook
  7. Prepare two hackles, one blue and one white
  8. Tie in the blue one first and wind it forwards followed by the white one
  9. Create a long, tapered head on the front part of the hook
  10. Stick two doll's eyes to the rear part of the head
  11. Varnish or epoxy the head over the thread and eyes

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