HOOK: Tiemco TMC100, size 22.
THREAD: Black 8/0 Uni-Thread.
EXTENDED BODY: Black orgolden olive
Montana FlyCompanyMidge Body Thread.
WING: Gray Medallion Sheeting.
HACKLE: Grizzly saddle hackle.
THORAX: Peacock herl.
Attach the thread to the middle of the hook shank; then twist a 3-inch piece of Midge Body Thread in opposite directions between your index fingers and the thumbs of both hands. Slowly bring your fingers together so the thread collapses and twists on itself. If it seems like the thread wants to twist but sputters out, add more twists with your fingers. Tie the now-furled thread so it extends about 1/4 inch over the hook bend.
Tie in an appropriately sized grizzly hackle, then a peacock herl stem with short fibers. Wrap the herl four or five turns forward and tie off.
Palmer the grizzly hackle three or four times over the peacock herl and tie off, leaving enough room to also tie in the wings.
Wrap a small thread head and fold the sheeting backwards so it lies over the fly body, similar to caddis wings.
Whip finish and cut the tying thread, Then use fine-tipped scissors to trim the wing into a small “V” shape.
Baron Zahuranec lives in northeast Washington. When he’s not chasing trout, salmon or steelhead, he’s tying for his custom fly company, The Undercut Bank.