Dry Woolly Series
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The Dry Woolly is a pattern that has been around for some time. (A slight improvement involves using peacock herl as a carapace to keep the hackle from slipping.) Many fly tying lessons begin with this fly because of it's ease of tying and the number of techniques that can be taught. With the development of new fly tying materials a new body material has become popular with many tiers. The use of holograph tinsel has added some sparkle and variation to this old stand by.

There are a number of holographic tinsel colors available to use for the body of this pattern. Some popular colors are green (aka - The Green Ghost), blue (aka - The Blue Devil), teal (aka - The Duck), gold (aka - The Digger), red (aka - The Red Hot), chartreuse (aka - It Ain't No Use), silver (aka - The Bullet) and rusty brown (aka - The Coffee). Other colors of holographic tinsel are available so experiment with different hackles and tinsel.

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Hook:Dai-Riki 300 Size 10-22.
Thread:black 6/0 or match the body color.
Hackle:Brown, Furnace or Grizzly.
Body:Holographic Tinsel - color of choice.
Carapace:Peacock Herl.

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