Published Aug 22. 2019 - 1 year ago

Pliva Shuttlecock

In this fly tying tutorial, we welcome guest tier Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher. Devin is an accomplished fly fisherman and tier, plus a current member of Fly Fishing Team USA. Devin shares his Pliva Shuttlecock, a pattern that has caught many finicky fish for him, including at the World Fly Fishing Championships.

Related links:
Tactical Fly Fisher:
Pliva Perdigon:
"Tactical Fly Fishing" book:
Modern Nymphing DVD's:

Hook: Hanak H 130 BL or Dohiku HDD 310; #18
Thread: Veevus 16/0; olive dun or blue winged olive
Tag: Micro Flashabou
Ribbing: UTC 70 Denier; fluor. chartreuse
Body: Thread
Wing: CDC; natural, gray-olive, or medium slate dun
Indicator: CDC; fluorescent pink
Dubbing: Hareline Super Fine; Adams gray
Glue: Loctite Brush-On Super Glue

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