Published Feb 23. 2016 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 21. 2018


The Hornberg is classic trout fly pattern that can be used either as a dry fly or as a streamer. The Hornberg is often dead drifted with the current, then let "swing" at the end of the drift and stripped back. Now a-days the Hornberg is favorite fly among fisherman for high country brook trout. The Hornberg can be tied in a "wet" or "dry" style. In this video we tie the fly in the "dry" style. The Hornberg is thought to imitate a hopper on the surface or a small minnow under the surface. Either way, it is a very versatile fly here in the west and a great old school pattern to have in your box!

Hornberg Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #08-12 Tiemco 5262
Thread: Black UNI 8/0 or Veevus 8/0
Body: Large Gold/Silver Mylar Tinsel
Underwing: Yellow Calf Tail
Overwing: Natural Mallard Flank
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Hackle: Grizzly and Brown or 2 Dark Barred Ginger Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape



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