FLY TYING – KILLER DRY FLY

January 28, 2021 • Forum, Tips, Upcoming Events

This dry fly pattern imitates emerger, cripple, and dun phases of virtually any mayfly hatch. By varying size and colors, you can match nearly any mayfly hatch. This video ties the pattern using stenonema colors and size. The unique hackle method (commonly referred to as “hackle stacking”) is extremely durable and is reminiscent of both parachute, and comparadun patterns. The emerger/caddis style hook rides low in the water and makes the pattern appear highly vulnerable. 

 

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The Killer Dry Fly

 

Hook: Orvis 1639 #10

Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 tan or cream

Body: Tan Superfine dry fly dubbing

Thorax: Gray Superfine dry fly dubbing

Hackle Core: 4X (.007″) nylon monofiliment

Hackle/Wing: Dun saddle hackle