In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows us how he creates a great early-summer wet fly. Traditional wet flies don’t get a lot of press, but they can be deadly when the fish aren’t feeding on the surface. Tim suggests swinging this fly in the evening, just before the hatch begins. Hold on, for the takes can be vicious.
Light Cahill Wet Fly
Hook: 2X-long nymph hook (here a Fulling Mill FM50 85), size 14.
Thread: Cream 8/0 or 70-denier.
Tail: Wood-duck flank feather fibers.
Body: Cream rabbit-fur dubbing.
Hackle: White Soft Hackle Saddle.
Wing: Wood-duck flank feather fibers.
Head: Tying thread.