Published May 30. 2013 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited May 15. 2019

The Royal Trude and Variation

For this fly tying tutorial, I wanted to bring more light to a tradition pattern, the Royal Trude. Instead of simply describing and tying this fly, I focused on possible variations that a tyer would make to enhance the fly, bringing it up to more "modern-day" materials. The original pattern is a highly effective fly, being fished as a dry (attractor), wet fly. and streamer; the variation is able to be fished this way, too. Other common flies this pattern can represent include terrestrials, stoneflies, caddis, and drakes. Current versions of this fly are also well-known; the Lime Trude won a One-Fly contest, thus solidifying this pattern for years to come.
Featured in this tutorial are D102BL dry fly hooks by Allen Fly Fishing ( these hooks are excellent for a variety of dry fly patterns. A second product featured is the cape by Clearwater Hackle (; this product is some of the best available on today's market.
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