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Danish Pastry Fly

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Danish Pastry Fly
TypeCold saltwater fly
Martin Joergensen
Year of origin
Tied by
Martin Joergensen
Target species
Sea trout (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)

HookStreamer size 4-6
RibCopper wire
BodyCamel wool hair (long fibred, tan)
HackleCree rooster
EyesBead chain
HeadCopper wire

Tying instructions

  1. Attach the thread in the rear of the hook shank
  2. Tie in the copper ribbing
  3. Dub the body to a cylindrical, slender shape
  4. Prepare a hackle by removing the most webby part
  5. Tie in a pair of eyes under the hook shank in front of the body. leave space to tie in the hackle
  6. Tie in the hackle in front of the body behind the eyes, pointing away from yourself, shiny side towards the front of the fly
  7. Take a couple of hackle turns behind the eyes
  8. Turn the hackle down the body in 5-6 even turns
  9. Catch the hackle tip with the copper wire and turn this back up the body to secure the feather
  10. Continue turning the copper around the eyes in a figure eight movement
  11. Tie the copper down and trim the excess
  12. Cut off the hackle tip in the rear of the fly

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