Carlton General Fly

tumblefly

Active Member
Are there any video's on how to tie the Carlton General fly?
If there are no videos, then a general component list for the body material and the type of hackle used.
Thank you in advance.
 

Bob Newman

Active Member
I tied several hundred dozen generals for the store.
Tail - marabou, Bill wanted a thick tail, so two plumes, cut straight
Body - yarn
Hackle - grizzly dyed whatever color to match tail and body, wound concave forward dry fly style. Hackle size 2 sizes smaller than hook size, size 10 on a size 6.

The general is the best nighttime fly I have used because all of the hackle vibrates as you troll or retrieve.
 

tumblefly

Active Member
I tied several hundred dozen generals for the store.
Tail - marabou, Bill wanted a thick tail, so two plumes, cut straight
Body - yarn
Hackle - grizzly dyed whatever color to match tail and body, wound concave forward dry fly style. Hackle size 2 sizes smaller than hook size, size 10 on a size 6.

The general is the best nighttime fly I have used because all of the hackle vibrates as you troll or retrieve.
Great, thank you!
 

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