Friday, July 18, 2014

Featured Fly - Sunken Trico

Here is another trico pattern, I wouldn't say its my invention, but it does have a few twists to the traditional sunken trico in the shop. It has worked wonders for me the past few days. I fish it under a pop emerger or a CDC Caddis, only about 6-8 inches below the dry fly.

Hook: 2488 sz, 20-26
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Beads sz. 1/16th - Black
Thread: 14/0 Veevus - White or Black 
Rib: Pearl Tinsel sz. Small 
Abdomen: Superfine Dubbing - White or Black 
Thorax: Superfine Dubbing - Black 
Wing: Antron Yarn - White, Lt Grey, or Dun 

Step 1:  Slide the bead on the hook and place in the vise.

Step 2: Make a thread base, tying in the tinsel as you go back.

Step 3: Thinly dub the body, leaving about a hook eye space behind the bead.

Step 4: Wrap the tinsel forward, making a nice segmented body.

Step 5: Tie in the antron for the wing. I tie this in with figure 8 thread wraps.

Step 6: Trim the wings to the length you prefer. For the sunken tricos I like the wings a little sparse.

Step 7: Using the same figure 8 thread wraps, dub the thorax with the black dubbing.

Step 8: Whip finish and Cut off!

Finished Fly:

Here are the two color ways, male sunken and female sunken

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