The triple-D fly is a popular dry fly, especially on dams where owners feed their fish pellets, as it can look similiar to the pellets, here’s a quick guide on how to tie one.
- Hook – Number 12 to 16
- Thread – Black
- Body – Spun Deer Hair
- Tail – Deer Hair
- Hackle – Ginfer Cock
- Using a clump of deer hair, tie in a tail
- Remove the fluff from a larger clump of deer hair and spin it in just ahead of the tail
- Repeat step two 3 or 4 times, but leave enough space for the head and hackle
- Trim the deer hair to a cone shap making sure that it’s trimmed very short under the hook shaft, which will expose the gape of the hook.
- Add the hackle at the base and wind forwards in 4 even turns, stroking back between turns – tie off and trim just behind the eye.
- When forming the head pull the hackle fibers back and trap at the base with a few loose turns. The hackle fibers must lie back against the body.
- Finish the head neatly. Tie off and varnish.
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