Huntress Emerging

This fly pattern was created for hunting in fast-flowing waters of alpine streams, when the sun is setting on hot summer days.

Materials

Hook Size 12 Barbless Grub
Thread White thread floss and textrene 8/0
Body Three elk hairs, two clear, one dark
Thorax Cover Pheasant tail
Thorax Golden seal fur substitute and natural squirrel
Wings Clear CDC

Step by Step

1. Get some hair elk clear and dark

1. Get some hair elk clear and dark

2. Attach the three elk hair with thread floss white color

2. Attach the three elk hair with thread floss white color

3. Create an underbody with thread floss

3. Create an underbody with thread floss

4. Wrap the three hairs of elk to form a lining

4. Wrap the three hairs of elk to form a lining

5. Attach the three hairs wrapped around the crown of the hook

5. Attach the three hairs wrapped around the crown of the hook

6. Cover the body with a transparent copper color

6. Cover the body with a transparent copper color

7. Attach a section of pheasant tail

7. Attach a section of pheasant tail

8. Create a buttonhole with the wire assembly and bring forward

8. Create a buttonhole with the wire assembly and bring forward

9. Attach some fibers of a clear CDC feather

9. Attach some fibers of a clear CDC feather

10. Take some golden seal fur substitute and natural squirrel

10. Take some golden seal fur substitute and natural squirrel

11. Mix seal fur and squirrel fur

11. Mix seal fur and squirrel fur

12. Place the hair mix in a loop

12. Place the hair mix in a loop

13. Twist the loop to create a budding brush

13. Twist the loop to create a dubbing brush

14. Wrap the dubbing to create the thorax

14. Wrap the dubbing to create the thorax

15. Cover with pheasant fibers

15. Cover with pheasant fibers

16. Cut away the waste of pheasant

16. Cut away the waste of pheasant

17. Whip finish and cut the CDC at the desired size

17. Whip finish and cut the CDC at the desired size

 


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  • Dan Wight

    Being in the US and knowing the Hair in the picture is called Moose here and Elk in Europe I enjoy a different perspective on patterns and material uses. I like the use of the natural fibers of neck mane. A great effect and tough as well. Congratulations on a beautiful looking fly!