Published Jun 3. 2024 - 1 week ago
Updated or edited Jun 3. 2024


Devaux A4 Dry Fly - Gris à Corps Jaune which means "Grey with Yellow Body" and this is a general dry fly pattern with many variations. I will tie it Devaux style and what he called the Passe-Partout or “pass key” and often named the A4 as was its code in his list of flies.

Devaux tied a long tail in line with the body and used two feathers for the hackle, which were pushed forward by the thread and finishing knot.

Hook: size 10-18
Tail: russet colored rooster hackle fibers
Hackle: Dun color; cocked slightly forward at the bend side by the finishing knot.
Body: yellow silk lightly waxed with cobbler's wax to mimic the soiled fingers look prized as the “touch” of the tier.


Adam Rieger

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