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The Extra-Terrestrial

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Hook: Standard dry fly, #10 or #14.
Thread: Olive for natural. Or orange, red or chartreuse to create a hotspot.
Body: Synthetic peacock (e.g. glister) or yellow polypropylene dubbing.
Back: Strip of black closed-cell polyethylene foam about 4mm wide and 2mm thick for #14, and 5mm wide and 3mm thick for #10.
Post: Polypropylene yarn, colour to suit light conditions. Hackle: Grizzly.
Legs: Knotted pheasant tail, or Egyptian goose breast fibres. Four pheasant tail or six goose breast fibres for #14, and six pheasant tail for #10.

 

For the full text featuring this fly, refer to the June 2003 issue.

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