I noticed a couple requests on the board for tying instructions and no one responding, and have also been enjoying the tutorials that marty has been doing on speypages, so thought i would give it a try. I originally saw the hobo this summer when i was out in motnana, in the solitude catalog. I kept thinking about steelhead, and this fly did not help the sickness. I changed the fly by adding the mylar rib, and switched the colors around. i really like this style of fly because it is a good halfway point between a full size intruder and a classic style spey wing. tied on a shank it also has a good amount of weight, yet is bery easy to throw because of the materials. Shank:25mm waddington Hook: #2 Owner SSW Tag: Blue Angora Goat (1/4 body) Body: Black Angora Goat Rib: Silver Mylar Palmered Hackle: Blue Guinea Feelers: Blue Lady Amherst Front Hackle: Black Marabou Begin by attaching your trailing hook to the shank, make sure to tie on and double back with your attaching material. Make a small dubbing loop with blue goat and wrap a little less than 1/4 of shank for tag Attach silver mylar and blue guniea, one half stripped, tip first. start a large dubbing loop with black goat and wrap forward Wrap mylar forward, 3 wraps looks best to me Palmer Guinea forward Attach lady amherst, 3 fibers each side Attach marabou feather, tip first, with one half stripped Wrap marabou forward, about 5 turns, whip finish, head cement. Swing, Set, Bonk, Enjoy!