6. Now tie in the fine black chenille behind the eyes and
wrap figure eights and a few wraps around the shank fore
and aft of the eyes, covering the center of the dumbbell
and building a nice head. Tie off the chenille at the
eye, whip finish, and yes, apply head cement once more.
You may if you wish paint a pair of pupils on the eyes.
You may also use lead eyes painting them any color scheme
you wish. This fly can be tied in different sizes and
colors to match your needs. They are durable when tied
correctly, and will catch fish anywhere, in the proper
size and colors. The black one you have just completed
works really well on big nocturnal fish, like the brown
you have been trying to catch for a few years.
Oh yeah, credit where credit is do. This is not my invention.
I stole it from Dick Talluer, who stole it from someone else,
unfortunately the only thing Dick remembered was the dressing
of the fly. It's origins remain a mystery. Heck, it might be
Let me know what you catch on this fly, I love to hear
success stories! Good Luck,
~ George E. Emanuel
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