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Found this on Tom Sutcliffe's site. A neat, simple, old school fly; made a few substitutions to the original materials but nothing major. Not sure if he just uses plain raffia for the wing; I backed the Swiss Straw I used with Scotch tape - made it easy to fold/crease it.

hook -Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140. Tan
abdomen/head - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche
under underwing - Krystal Flash root beer
underwing - Swiss Straw rust
semi-bullethead/wing - deer hair
legs - medium rubber corn snake
indicator - 1mm foam orange

mash barb, start thread, tie in at 2/3 mark and wrap to the eye

clean, stack, measure (2x shank) a clump of deer hair

trim to length, align butts with 2/3 mark

switch hands, tie in with 2 soft loops, pull thread tight but don't allow it to spin; trim buts

dub thread/dub abdomen

tie in KF; fold back, tie down, trim ( gap width past bend)

back Swiss Straw with tape, fold and cut to shape

tie in, cover wing butts with dubbing

pull deer hair up and back; tie down at 2/3 mark, covering top half of the head

tie in legs

tie in indicator

half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim legs


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Really like the bullethead patterns, so thanks a ton for the tip on lenght prior to tie in. It has always been a guessing game with rather poor results!
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