A sometimes deadly attractor pattern, especially with brook trout. For some background on this pattern, see the article Tinsel--It's not Just for Trees.

How to Fish

Presentations: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, wet-fly swing, deep swing.

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, place in vise, start thread.

2. Tie in tail.

3. Tie in tinsel.

4. Wrap tinsel forward and tie off.

5. Tie in hackle and wrap.

6. Tie in red goose biot cheeks

7. Tie in wing.

8. Build small head.

9. Tie off and whip finish.

HOOK: Dai Riki 320, size 8-12


TAIL: Red Schlappen fibers

BODY: Silver mylar tinsel

HACKLE: Black saddle

CHEEKS: Red goose biots

WING: Peacock sword