||Daiichi 1100 in size 18-22 (size 22 optimal
for San Juan)
||Olive 8/0 Uni-thread
||Olive Sparkle Yarn or Sparkle Dub
||FineOlive Dry Fly Dubbing (optional thread body
||FineOlive Dry Fly Dubbing
||Gray Coastal Deer Hair (special hair for
- Secure thread behind bead and wrap back to just
- Tie in the sparkle yarn shuck and trim to 3/4 length of
fly. Leave butt end long and wrap thread forward. Trim at 2/3 point.
- Use your hair stacker and pick a clump of deer hair for
wings. Tie in at 2/3 point with tips forward. One loose wrap and then tighten
to flare hair out. Trim butts and make several wraps in front of wing to force tips
up. From the front, the hairs should go 180 degrees around the hook making a fan
shape. If not, you might need more hair or more practice with flaring.
- Apply dubbing to thread for body and wrap thread back to
bend to start the body there.
- Dub a slim tapered body to just behind the wing .
- Now dub a prominent thorax around the hair wing, taking
care not to disturb the fan wing.
- Whip finish and carfully cement.
||Try in gray or baetis/dun color bodies. This fly
becomes a comparadun by exchanging the shuck for some hackle fiber or microfibbet split
tails. For picky fish, try a slim thread body only. Can also use different
colors for shucks (gray, cream, or brown work well).