In the latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie an elegant wet fly originally created by Pennsylvania fly-fishing legend James Leisenring. As usual, Tim puts his own spin on the original creating an easy-to-tie, sparse, buggy fly that will look great in the water. In th process, Tim demonstrates seveeral of his signature tying tricks for preparing a hackle, creating a dubbing cord, and finishing a fly.
Hook: 3X-heavy black nickel nymph hook (here, a Fulling Mill 51 05), size 14.
Thread: Yellow, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Rib: Gols Ultra Wire, small.
Body: Natural light hare’s mask dubbing.
Hackle: Hungarian partridge.
Head coloring: Brown Sharpie.
Adhesive: Head cement.
Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers, dubbing whirl, whip-finisher.