Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tying The Sheep Creek Special
This is a simple fly to tie, a hackle spun on the rear, a body, and a wing on top. I like to tie mine on a Tiemco 2457 #10, it looks more buggy than using the standard long shank hook and in my opinion has better hooking power. This fly has stood the test of time, and you don't argue with such great results. Nope, you just tie one on the end of your leader and have the confidence that George had.
-Tiemco 2457 scud hook #10.
-Black 0/6 thread.
-Brown dry fly hackle, over sized.
-Chenille body in olive or brown. Jay Fair short shuck works very well also.
-Wood duck feather for the wing, I have been doing well with lemon wood duck.