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  • Hook: Size 10 Mustad S31 Dry Fly Hook
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Tail: Natural Deer Hair
  • Body: Peacock Herl
  • Wing: Natural Deer Hair
  • Back: Natural Deer Hair
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Tie in a good base of black thread.

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Tie in a small clump of deer hair, extend the deer hair about a hook length behind the hook and tie it in to the front of the hook to help build up the body. Stacking the deer hair first is a good idea.

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Tie in another stacked clump of deer hair, just slightly longer than the hook. This will be brought forward later.

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Tie in at least 6 strands of peacock herl and wrap it forward. Us as much of the peacock herl as you can to build up a nice fat body. Then tie it off at the front of the fly.

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Move your tying thread back about 1/4" and pull over the deer hair to form the back of the fly. Wrap over the deer hair a couple of time, but do not cut off the excess deer hair.

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Now wrap in front of the deer hair, this will help the deer hair stand up which gives the fly the good surface emerger look.

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Whip finish in front of the deer hair.

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Keep the fly nice and dry when fishing.

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This is how the fly looks to the fish in the water!