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    Clan Chief

    I have been going on about this fly for a while so I thought that I would do a step by step for it.

    Hook: Hayabusa # 10
    Tail: Orange Floss over Yellow Floss (Globrite No. 4 over Globrite No. 11 (I think))
    Body: Black Seals fur or Sub
    Rib: Silver Wire
    Body: Hackles: Black over Red and wound together
    Head Hackle (Optional): Black

    Step 1:
    Wind on a layer of thread down the hook shank to the bend:



    Step 2:
    Tie in a tail made of yellow floss



    Step 3:
    Tie in another tail made of the orange floss over the yellow one



    Step 4:
    Tie in your rib of silver wire




    Step 5:
    Dub on your black seals fur or sub *tip* make the first part of your dubbing MEGA sparse then dub at “normal” thickness. This prevents a bump being caused by the bulk of the two tails. It should give you a nice even body



    Step 6:
    Tie in a black and red hackle together



    Step 7:
    Wind the hackles down the body and secure with open turns of the rib. When palmering I like a turn of rib over each hackle turn so when you have caught a few fish the hackles will (if they do) only unwind one turns worth – if you see what I mean !!!?




    Step 8:
    You could just form a head and whip finish here but I like to add another black hackle at the head.



    Step 9:
    Whip Finish, Varnish and clip the tail (cut the tail longer than you think and it will look right once you’ve done it. It’s annoying if you cut it too short because it took some time and you get angry!!!




    This fly is good in a hatch of buzzers. A good varient of this fly is to replace the body with claret slf and the red hackle with a claret one. Makes a good top dropper fly.

    Whaddya Think?

    Cheers,

    Andrew P

    p.s I had 3 telesales phone calls while doing this one for a new phone, one for windows and one for an insurance policy!!!!
    Last edited by Andrew P; 18-05-2006 at 03:27 PM.

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    Looks good there Andrew thanks for sharing.

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    Register with the TPS (www.tpsonline.org.uk) and you wont recieve any more tele sales i have only had 2 or 3 in the last 2 years.

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    Register with the TPS (www.tpsonline.org.uk) and you wont recieve any more tele sales i have only had 2 or 3 in the last 2 years.
    thanks for the tip

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    Nice tie and fly Andrew
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    In my view this is the number one top dropper for Salmon / Sea Trout on a peaty lough. Add a Kingsmill or a black stoat on the point , a thunder & lightning or dunkeld in the middle and you a have cast of Scottish / Irish wet flies that could even take on the mighty All Black's.

    For bright conditions in July when mainly targetting the sea trout I have found a magenta hackle a better alternative to the red hackle.

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