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Harrop's Hair Wing Dun

Harrop's Hair Wing Dun

Hook: TMC 100

Thread: 8/0

Tail: Blue Dun Hackle Fibers

Abdomen: Superfine Dubbing


Hackle: Blue Dun Rooster Hackle


Thorax: Superfine Dubbing

Wing: Bleached Deer Hock

Hair Wing Dun Video:

Tying Harrop's Hair Wing Dun

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Start the thread and wrap a base back to the bend. Build a small ball of thread at the bend of the hook.

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Tie in a dozen hackle fibers for the tail at the immediate front edge of the thread ball. Wrap the thread back over the base of the tails to the front of the ball to flare the tail.

Harrop's Hair Wing Dun Part 3 of 10

Dub a tapered abdomen to just past the mid-point on the hook.

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Tie in a rooster hackle feather by its butt end at the front of the abdomen.

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Continue dubbing up to about an eye length back from the hook eye, forming the thorax.

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Spiral wrap the hackle forward to the eye with about five turns and tie it off. Clip the excess.

Harrop's Hair Wing Dun Part 7 of 10

Cut, clean and stack a clump of deer hock. Measure the hair against the hook so it is a shank length long. Cut the butt ends of the hair so the remaining clump is just a shade longer than the hook shank.

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Place the butt ends of the hair just behind the hook eye and put two firm wraps of thread around them, flaring the hair slightly. Wrap the thread forward through the butt ends of the hair to the eye.

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Whip finish and clip the thread in front of the wing butts.

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Trim the hackle on the bottom of the fly to just shorter than the hook point.

Finished Harrop's Hair Wing Dun

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