Published Nov 20. 2022 - 2 weeks ago
Updated or edited Nov 21. 2022

Sling WIng March Brown

Articles w/pattern

Originator: 
Nick Thomas
Pattern type: 
Dry fly
Skill level/difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
  1. Run on the thread at the eye, take down to the bend and bring back halfway in open turns.
  2. Cut the edge from a piece of organza ribbon and strip out some of the long fibres.
  3. Fold the fibres in half around the tying thread, tie down along the top of the shank to form the tails and trim to length.
  4. Tie in the ribbon edge and wind in touching turns to form the abdomen. Tie in and trim off the waste.
  5. Turn the hook upside down and stick a length of tape to your finger with a short bit at the end free. Press the free end of the tape against the hook in front of the abdomen and tie in. Push the other end of the tape out of the way in the hook gape.
  6. Return the hook to upright, tie in the hackle and wind forward in touching turns. Tie off and trim away the waste end.
  7. Invert the hook, pull the hackle fibres down on equally either side of the hook, bring the tape forward pressing the sticky side against the hackle roots, and tie in.
  8. Remove the waste end of the tape and tidy up the head.
  9. Whip finish, cut the thread and varnish the head.
  10. If the colour of the tape is not to your liking a few dabs with a marker pen will sort that out.
Materials: 
Hook
Fasna F-100 #14
Thread
Sheer 14/0 brown
Tails
Organza fibres
Abdomen
Organza selvedge
Wing
Grizzly cock hackle

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