Our Man From Canada


Jack Murray - April 25, 2011

FULL MOON! OH NO! This is the lament of many fly fishers who feel that the moon light spoils their fishing.

Well this Fly can and has on numerous occasions proved to be a good fish fetcher for me.

My reasoning is that if the moon turns the night to day. Then fish as though it is daylight.

Give it a try and the beauty of this fly is that it is just as effective in real daylight.




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Wrap hook shank with thread from the eye to the start of the hook bend


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Spiral the thread back toward the eye for 2/3 of shank length.


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Catch in tail material where thread was left hanging


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Tie in tail material back toward bend


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Clip excess tail material and cut tail to size


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Spiral thread toward eye and catch in Tail topping material


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Tie in tail topping material back along shank to start of the bend then spiral thread back to front tie off point.


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Clip excess tail topping material and Catch in Wire for ribbing


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Tie in wire ribbing and secure


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Tie in a strip of Aurora Skirt fluorescent material at start of bend


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Wrap Aurora Skirt strip forward to tie off point Overlapping each Second wrap to give a ribbed effect. Tie off and secure


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Spiral the wire rib forward Anti Clockwise following the raised rib edge of the body. Clip any excess material               


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Tie in a strip of White Poly Yarn material for the wing. Allow a bit of overhang at the tail end for trimming later. Clip excess material


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Tie in Five or Six strands of Opal Crystal Flash as a wing topping and trim to suite wing length


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Tie in a short length of Crystal Chenille for the head


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Wrap three tight turns of the Crystal Chenille toward the eye. The first turn of chenille, should be hard up against the base of the wing material Stroke the chenille fibres back toward the bend at each turn. Tie off and secure


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Trim excess chenille and tidy the head area


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Whip Finish the head


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Clip thread and apply head cement. I also put one or two drops of head cement on top at the place where the head and wing join


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Trim the tailing edge of the wing to a slightly rounded profile tidy up as necessary, then Go Fishing.

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