GARY’S DEPTH CHARGE
Here's an offering for the Fly of the Week. I don't know if it is similar to anything that already has a name but it sure fits the bill for me. I use it to swing deep for Steelhead on my home water North Umpqua River.
I call it GDC, short for, Gary's depth charge, and it’s simple to tie.
- Hook - Size 4 heavy wire hook
- Thread - 3/0 Uni thread black
- Tail - Black moose body fur
- Body- Hareline Quick Descent Dubbing Black
The dubbing is made from very fine metal shavings and dubs very easily. I like it better than split shot or other means.
- Hackle - Black hen
- Head - Willies sparkling fly tying material or equivalent*
Step 1 Lay in a thread base on the hook.
Step 2 Stack and tie in a tail extending approx. 1 hook gap past the hook bend.
Step 3 Dub a rope with the Quick descent (or you can use regular dubbing if you don't want a deep swung fly) and wind on a thick body. Leave room for the hackle collar and head.
Step 4 Tie in the black hackle and wind it on creating a sweptback look.
Step 5 Tie in the Sparkle fly tying material and create a proportioned head, tie it off.
Editor’s Note: Willies sparkling fly tying material can be secured from this source www.sparkleflies.biz - 503-266-2538
He died for me,
So I could live for Him.
He gave His life for me,
So I could give mine to Him.
He became like me,
So I could become like Him.
Gary AKA Backcastwards