Fly of the Month - February, 2020
The Rainbow Warrior is a colorful nymph that catches fish on most rivers and streams. It was developed by Fly Fishing Team USA?s Lance Egan and has become a favorite of many anglers. This fly works great year round.
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|Hook:||Dai-Riki 125 or TMC 2457, Size 12-20.
|Tail:||Pheasant Tail Fibers or Coq de leon fibers.
|Body:||Pearl Tinsel, Large over Red Thread Body.
|Weight:||NIckle Tungsten or Glass Bead, Sized to Hook.
|Wing Case:||Stub End of Pearl Tinsele from Abdomen.
|Thorax:||Wapsi Sow Bug Dubbing - Rainbow.
- Place bead on hook.
- Attach thread behind bead and continue to hook point.
- Select 5 - 8 pheasant tail fibers and tie on top of hook. Tail length should be hook gape. Wrap thread slightly around bend of hook. Don?t trim butt ends as this will assist to create body taper.
- >Wind thread forward to bead, covering pheasant tail fibers.
- Tie in Pearl tinsel behind bead and wrap thread to tail, covering body with thread.
- Wrap thread back to bead to finish underbody.
- Begin winding tinsel forward with slightly overlapping wraps all the way to bead and secure with thread. Make sure tinsel is tied off on top for next step.
- Pull tinsel back to form wing case and wrap thread back to hook point.
- Dub thorax with diameter similar to bead size.
- Pull tinsel forward and tie off with thread. Fold tinsel back and place additional 2 wraps in front of tinsel.
- Use thread to create "hot spot".
- Whip finish and trim thread.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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