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Hornberg
Hook: Streamer hook
Thread: Black
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Underwing: Narrow strips of two yellow neck hackles
Overwing: Natural gray barred mallard flank
Cheeks: Jungle cock, long
Hackle: Grizzly, tied as dry fly collar

Hornberg (Leiser)
Hook: Streamer hook
Thread: Black
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Underwing: Yellow calf tail
Overwing: Natural gray barred mallard flank
Cheeks: Jungle cock, long
Hackle: Grizzly and brown mixed

Downwing Hornberg
Hook: streamer, 6-16 Mustad 9671, 38941
Thread: black
Body: flat silver tinsel
Underwing: yellow hackle fibers to bend
Overwing: 2 mallard flank feathers - folded & applied tent-shape over body - gap width past bend
Hackle: brown & grizzly mixed - tied as a dry fly collar

Mud Hornberg
Standard Hornberg with a bright orange, yellow or red spun deer hair "egg" in front of it.

Hornberg Color Variations
Many hornberg variations are simply the standard pattern tied with different color materials.

Thread Body Wing Hackle
Black Hornberg Black Flat silver tinsel Mallard flank dyed black Brown and black mixed
Blue Hornberg Blue Lt. blue floss Mallard dyed light blue Grizzy
Bronze Hornberg Black Flat gold tinsel Underwing: hot orange hackle tips, overwing: bronze mallard flank Golden badger
Cinnamon Hornberg Orange Flat gold tinsel Mallardy dyed imitation woodduck Brown
Dark Hornberg Brown Mixed tan, olive, and muskrat dubbing Bronze mallard Mixed brown and blue dun
Green Hornberg Olive Olive dubbing Mallard dyed olive Dyed Olive
Yellow Yellow Flat gold tinsel Mallard dyed yellow Dyed Olive

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User comments
From: Serge · sergtang·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted October 28th 2009

The one very effective variation of the hornburg use here in Quebec province for brook trout: the Galarneau. This version has a short red tail, flat gold tinsel body, yellow calf troat, blue deer tail underwing, mallard flank wings and badger hackle.



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