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    Tim Neal’s neat, old-school, Michigan pattern; comes with a nice video

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kBX-2A-dkhE

    Changed up the tying sequence a bit - not a fan of naked palmered hackle so I wrapped it front to back and ribbed wire thru the hackle. Change color/size to suit your needs.


    hook - Dai Riki 730 #8
    thread - UTC 140 cream
    rib - x-small wire gold
    butt/abdomen - Congo Hair honey mustard
    legs - medium rubber cornsnake
    hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
    wing - elk hair hair
    head - deer hair


    Regards,
    Scott
    Just a tourist passing through


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    Using foam for the underbody would give a high floating hopper pattern with a nice profile.

    Alberto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
    Using foam for the underbody would give a high floating hopper pattern with a nice profile.
    Alberto,

    Foam would definitely make it float better. I was trying to stay as true to the original pattern as possible (reversing the direction the hackle was palmered and adding a wire rib being minor adjustments). Truthfully, this isn’t a fly I’d choose to fish with; it would need a lot of floatant or constant changing to keep it on top, and I hate using good dry fly hackle on wets. Fun to tie though and a neat study in making do with materials that were available at the time.

    Regards,
    Scott
    Just a tourist passing through


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