The pattern is sometimes considered to be an egg, but is probably more of an attractor pattern. Purists cringe at this pattern, but it really does catch trout, particularly when the water is discolored. Try fishing this pattern with a dropper.
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|Hook:||1XH like the Dai-Riki 075 or a heavy scud hook.|
|Thread:||Orange 210 Denier|
|Body:||Orange and Yellow Egg Yarn (Or two colors of your choice).|
|Bead:||Gold Tungsten sized to the hook.|
- Place the bead on the hook and place the hook in the vise. li>Start the thread behind the hook and secure the hook. Run the thread about halfway down the shaft. Super glue the thread.
- Cut off a one inch piece of egg yarn. Depending upon the size of the Y2K, the egg yard may be split into length wise or the entire piece may be used.
- Tie one piece of yard to the far side of the hook using two or three tight turns of thread.
- Attach the second piece of yarn to the near side of the hook using two or three tight turns.
- Make two or three wraps behind the egg yarn and then pull the thread taunt and make several wraps behind the bead in front of the egg yarn.
- Whip finish the thread and cut.
- Pull both rear pieces of egg yarn rearward and cut slightly longer than the bend.
- Pull both front pieces forward and cut at an angle towards the rear of the fly.
- Place a dab of glue or head cement on the thread behind the bead. Turn the fly over and place a dab of glue or head cement on the thread visible.
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