Fly of the Month - August, 2019
Redhead North Fork Special
The pattern is a variation of Tim Wade's North Fork Special. The red tungsten bead provides a great attractor element to this fly.
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|Hook:||Sixty degree jig hook. Sz 10-18.
|Body:||Black stonefly dubbing.
|Thorax:||Black Prism dubbing.
|Weight:||Red Tungstgen Bead per size of hook. Six wraps of lead wire behind the bead.
|Tail:||Gray/Dun Goose Biots.
|Legs:||Grey/Dun Goose Biots.
|Wing Pads:||Black Goose Biots
Fish the Redhead North Fork Special under an indicator.
- Slide the bead onto the hook and mount the hook in the vise.
- Make six wraps of the appropriate size lead behind the bead.
- Start the thread behind the lead and secure the lead behind the bead. Continue to wrap the thread to the bend of the hook.
- Using a wisp of the dubbing, form a small ball of dubbing at the bend of the hook (Used to keep the biots separated).
- Secure two dun biots to the bend to form the tail. The tail length should be about gap size.
- Return the thread to a point behind the lead. Secure the red wire ribbing to the near/under side of the hook to the bend.
- Form a tapered body with the black dubbing to behind the bead.
- Bring the red wire ribbing forward making five or six wraps. Secure the ribbing behind the bead and clip tag end.
- Secure two dun biots to each side of the body just behind the bead. Clip off the tags ends. Make one or two wraps of black Prism dubbing to cover the biot wing ends.
- Turn the hook over in the vise.
- Select three black biots, clip off the tip ends and secure them behind the bead. Clip off the butt ends long. Apply the black prism dubbing to the thread and use it to separate the three biots.
- Using the thread, separate the dun leg biots.
- Apply more black prism dubbing behind the bead to cover the red thread.
- Trim the three black biots to form wing pads.
- Whip-finish and apply head cement.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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