Hook: Mustad #94840 or #94833
Step #1: Lay down a good bed of thread on the hook. This prevents material slippage while tying.
Step #2: Clip some deer hair from the hide, place it in your hair stacker. Tie in the hair; butts near the eye of the hook and tips extending beyond the shank of the hook. Trim off the deer hair butts.
Step #3: Tie in the 'Flashabou' near the rear of the shank and wrap forward, slightly overlapping each wrap. Tie off with thread.
Step #4: Grasp the deer hair tips, pull them forward.
Step #5: Tie the deer hair off in the thorax region. From this point on you have two choices. You can do the standard 'Fire Fly' or you can do it in parachute style (which will be discussed a little later).
Step #7: Clip the deer hair caddis style, whip finish the head, and lacquer the shellback. Add head cement.
Tying and Fishing Tips
The fly is a great floater, easy to tie, and a super producer during any evening 'fire fly' display. Charge it up with a flashlight and you're good for 3 to 4 minutes.
See you on the water ~ Tom Deschaine
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