European Fly Fishing Association


Michael Salzer

Tying instructions


Lay a basic wrap down to the hook bend and tie in the fibres as tail. Tie down over the entire length of the hook shank. On the way back to the hook bend, tie in a piece of mono for the rib.


Wrap the wool very thinly and dub a slender body - the tying thread should be shining through the dubbing every now and then.


Pick up the mono with a clamp and rip the body against the dubbing direction. Secure, cut off and tie off well.


Fix the duck feather (prepared as shown in the material picture) with two loose windings. Take the quill into your right hand, hold the feather lightly with your left hand and pull on the keel. When the desired wing length is reached, tie down the feather under tension.


Cut the quill and tie it off well. The PP wing should be a little shorter than the duck feather wing - tie in that way. Bring the thread in front of the overlap and finish the fly with a Whip finish.


Cut the thread and apply a little varnish wherever there is thread visible.


Leave approx. 3mm of the overhang standing and cut off.


Tying thread: 6/0, orange
Hook: Wet Fly Hook, #10 – 18
Tail: Fibres of a duck feather, natural
Rib: Mono, 0.14
Body: carded wool, light olive
Wing Part 1: Duck feather, natural
Wing Part 2: Polypropylene (PP), white

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