Brown Trout Parr SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    hook - Mustad 79580 #6
    thread - Danville Flymaster brown
    body - yarn tan
    rib - copper wire
    wing - hen pheasant (located on side of the body under the wings)
    throat - hackle red/yellow (Chinese streamer cape)

    Found one of these while going through my streamer boxes; must have tied it up in the late 90's for some of the PA spring creeks I used to fish. Took a while to come up with the pattern but I finally found it in an old issue of the Mid Atlantic Flyfishing Guide; attributed to Ed Wentzler, only thing I changed was the throat - he used bucktail, I prefer hackle. The hen pheasant feathers simulate parr marks on juvie trout, which the adults seem to find tasty. A very simple tie, and a very effective fly.


    mash barb, attach thread at 75% mark, tie in rib and wrap back to point above barb

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    tie in yarn and wrap body

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    prepare 2 well-marked feathers per side; measure for length and strip fibers off one side (except for tail)

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    tie in wing at head

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    pull wing back along hook, spread fibers at tail

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    wrap wire, Matuka style, through wing to the front; helicopter wire and tie off

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    prepare red and yellow hackle (webby is good, you want the fibers to reach back to the hook point), tie in by tips

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    wrap hackle and tie off; trim out tips

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    wet fingers and stroke hackle fibers down & back

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    grab fibers under hook

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    and cover with thread wraps; whip finish, SHHAN and you're done

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. bigtroutchaser Member

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    Very nice Brown Crusher!