Tied by Mike Livingston, firstname.lastname@example.org
I got this pattern out of Jack Dennis' 2nd volume tying book, but have
to admit that I haven't yet put it to work. But why would you need my
assurance of its effectiveness when you have Jack's? ;-)
This is a deer hair pattern originated by Heather LaFontaine (Gary's
daughter) in search of a different float among hair patterns. The fly
is said to work in all situations where you might be inclined to tie on
Hook: 10 to 16 (although the pattern doesn't call for it, I'd
recommend a wide gape)
Thread: 6-0 black or white
Rear: deer hair: green, orange, rust, or natural
Fore: deer hair: white (I used antlope)
Hackle: white or cream, oversized
1) Attach thread at the bend of the hook.
2) Spin a clump of colored hair, pack it, and tie a half hitch for
security. Continue spinning colored hair until you've covered the rear
2/3 of the shank.
3) Spin white hair to cover the remaining 1/3 of the shank. Whip finish.
4) Remove the hook from the vise and trim. Use scissors to trim the
base of the fly as close to the shank as possible. Use a single-edged
razor blade to shape a V pattern from the perspective of looking at the
fly from head to tail.
5) Return the fly to the vice. Lift the remaining hair and clip at
about a 30-degree angle toward the bend of the hook.
6) Tie in a white or cream hackle, wrap 2 or 3 times toward the eye,
tie off and trim.
7) Whip finish.
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