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The Dry Woolly

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The Dry wooly is one of the flies that can be associated with the Crackle Back. A fly that was invented and tied by the famous Ed Story, founder of Feather-Craft a local St. Louis Fly shop and supply for primarily fly fishing, but everything outdoors related. The pattern first appeared in his fly manual from the early 1980s.

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Hooks:TMC 100 size 10 - 20
Thread:Uni-thread 8/0 or equivalent color of body
Carapace:Peacock Herl
Hackle:India Furnace saddle hackle, or Furnace neck for smaller sizes (Also, Grizzly)
Body:Red or other color Flashabou

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Tying Instructions

  1. Lay down a uniform thread base
  2. Attach hackle, shinny side up, by the butt and then Flashabou.
  3. Wind Flashabou to front and stop one hook eye back.
  4. Palmer hackle sparsely to front, whip finish and cement. It's that simple.

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