Friday, June 21, 2013

Featured Fly - Dunnigan's Panty Dropper

Here is an awesome little fly pattern that I found while browsing Montana Fly Company's website. It is the perfect dropper of any sulphur dry, or the bottom fly of a double nymph rig. Change the thorax and add a hot collar, and you just made a totally different pattern.

Hook: TMC 2499 SPBL or 2457
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Copper
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Small - Copper
Body: Tying Thread - Brown Olive
Legs: Nymph Legs - Pumpkin/Black
Thorax: East Coast Dubbing - Sulphur Yellow 
Wing Case: Thin Skin - Mottled Oak - Black 
Wing Case Coating: Clear Cure Goo - UV

Step 1: Make a thread base, tying in the ultra wire as you go back.

Step 2: Tie in the 5 or 6 fibers of pheasant tail. Cut off the extra. 

Step 3: Covering the excess pheasant tail, and making the body of the fly, wrap thread forward.

Step 4: Wrap the ultra wire forward making a rib.

Step 5: Tie in the rubber legs right at the end of the ribbing.

Step 6: Dub the thorax. Remember changing the color to match the hatch.

Step 7: Cut a small strip of thin skin, then cut a "V" in the tip.

Step 8: Tie in the thin skin, making a wind case.

Step 9: Cut off excess thin skin, whip finish, and cut thread off.

Step 10:  Add a small amount of CCG, making a wing case, hit it with your UV light until cured.

Finished Fly:


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