Hair-Wing Drake


The Hair-Wing Drake as seen outside, and at the edge of, the fish’s window.

This particular pattern goes back to the 1970s, and has its roots in the Comparadun and various extended-body deer-hair patterns. Tie it in whatever color scheme you need.

Like some of the previous tying posts, this one is a cut-n-paste (from Designing Trout Flies). GB already wrote the tying instructions for this pattern, and I already illustrated those instructions, so why not just re-use them? Well, that’s what I’m doing, and here they are:




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