Green Halfback

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  • Hook: Size 8 3x long Streamer
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Weight: 0.020 Lead Wire
  • Tail: Olive Goose Biots
  • Body: Peacock Herl
  • Hackle: Soft Green Saddle
  • Wingcase: Green Pheasant Tail
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
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Tie in 2 olive goose biots for the tail and make sure they are separated.

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With the thread at the back of the hook, wrap in some lead wire so the front 2/3’s of the hook is covered.

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Tie in 4 peacock herls and wrap forward, halfway up the hook, to form the body.

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Tie in a thick piece of green pheasant tail. This will be used for the wingcase later.

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Tie in a soft green saddle hackle, by the tip. This will be used for the legs later.

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Tie in 4 more peacock herls and wrap forward to form the thorax.

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Take the hackle you tied in earlier and wrap over the thorax about 5 to 6 times to form the legs.

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Cut all the top hackle fibers off the top of the hook.

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Take the green pheasant tail you tied in earlier and pull it over the thorax, to form the wingcase.

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Whip finish, head cement and the fly is ready for the water.