The Macgruber is a variation of Jackson Macgruber's Foam Back Macgruber. It can be tied to imitate a number of small mayfly nymphs. Try using different colored threads.
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|Hook:|| Dai-Riki 060
||Thread:||Black or color of body.
|Tail:||Black Pheasant Tail.
|Thorax:||Purple Ice Dubbing.
Fish the Macgruber under an indicator.
- Bend down the barb and slide the bead on the hook.
- Mount the hook in the vice. Start the thread behind the eye and lay a base of thread down the shank.
- Tie in the tail of pheasant tail and then tie in the silver wire ribbing.
- Form a tapered body with the tying thread.
- Form the ribbing by winding the silver wire forward. Tie it off and clip.
- Tie in the wing pad of pearl mylar.
- Prepare the filoplume by separating the fibers near the bottom of the feather. Tie in the filoplume with the concave side up and the tip of the feather forward. Tie the filoplume in at the thorax area where the fibers of the feather separated.
- Dub a small thorax with the Ice Dubbing.
- Pull the filoplume over the thorax and tie it off behind the eye.
- Pull the wing pad of pearl mylar over the filoplume and tie it off.
- 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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