Despite its name, it fits the bill when imitating hatching sedge also.
With most dry-fly patterns it’s often best fished on its own, cast upstream to rising fish.
A tapered leader is essential for this type of fishing; make a point of using them.
It can also pay to fish a nymph off the bend of this pattern, New Zealand style. This is an ideal way of searching out likely looking water.

Hook: Kamasan B100 size 14
Thread: White or primrose
Body: Tying thread
Rib: Brown or olive Flexi Floss
Thorax: Hare’s ear fur
Wing: Olive CDC
Hackle: Badger cock

How To Tie The Fly

1. Secure the hook in the vice and take a few thread wraps behind the eye of the hook.
2. Tie in the Flexi Floss at this point. This will ensure an even body.
3. Keep tension on the Flexi Floss and wind the thread down to the bend of the hook.
4. Now take the tying thread back up to the thorax area in tight touching turns.
5. Rib the body with the Flexi Floss, keeping an even width with the thread underbody, secure at the thorax and trim the excess.
6. Tie in three or four CDC feathers, trim the stalks and tidy the thorax area up.
7. Catch in the badger hackle by the stem, trim the excess and form a dubbing rope with the Hare’s ear fur.
8. Create the thorax with the fur and wind the hackle around the area in open turns three times, before trimming and whip finishing the fly.
9. Varnish the head of the fly. With a sharp pair of scissors, trim the hackle on the underside of the fly so that it will sit in the surface film.

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