Quigley March Brown Emerger
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The Quigley Cripple is an emerger pattern originally developed by Bob Quigley. Itís a very effective pattern for trout that can be tied in a myriad of different variations by altering the colors and materials of the various components
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|Hook:||Standard Dry Fly Hook Size 14-18
|Thread:||Olive or Dun 8/0
|Tail:||6-10 Fibers moose hair
|Body:||One Brown Goose Biot
|Parachute Post:||Para Post Material
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- Secure hook in vise and start thread one eye length behind the eye.
- Wrap thread to end of hook shank to point even with the barb.
- Tie in tail the length of the hook shank and trim butt.
- Tie in goose biot by the tip across the hook shank so it curves the way it will be wrapped on.
- Move thread to the one-third point on hook shank where the body will end.
- Put a very small drop of head cement on the underbody.
- Wrap goose biot evenly up to the thread and tie off. Trim excess.
- Tie in the parapost material with the butt of the material towards the rear. The tips of the parapost material should extend out over the eye.
- Tie in the hackle between the butt and tip of the parapost material.
- Wrap the hackle around the hook shank in front of the parapost butt and behind the tips of the parapost material.
- Tie off the hackle and trim the excess.
- Trim off the butt of the parapost material close to the hook shank.
- Bring the thread in front of the tip of the parapost material and form a head behind the eye. Whip-finish and apply head cement.