Lime Trude

Lime Trude

Lime Trude Recipe:

Hook: TMC 100 #10-18

Thread: 8/0 Black

Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet


Body: Lime Green Rabbit Dubbing


Wing: Calf Tail


Hackle: Brown Rooster Hackle

Fly Tying The Lime Trude Video:


Tying The Lime Trude

Tying The Lime Trude Step 1 of 7

Peel off a section of golden pheasant tippets and square the ends. Measure the tippets against the hook so they are a shank length long and tie them in at the bend. Wrap forward over the butts to the seventy-five percent point and clip the excess.

Tying The Lime Trude Step 2 of 7

Dub a tapered abdomen from the base of the tail to the 75 percent point.

Tying The Lime Trude Step 3 of 7

Cut, clean and stack a clump of calf tail hair. Measure the hair against the hook so it is a shank length long.

Tying The Lime Trude Step 4 of 7

Tie the calf tail hair in at the front of the body with several tight turns of thread.

Tying The Lime Trude Step 5 of 7

Clip the butt ends of the hair at an angle and wrap the thread over the stubs. Return the thread to the base of the wing.

Tying The Lime Trude Step 6 of 7

Tie in two brown rooster hackles at the base of the wing.

Tying The Lime Trude Step 7 of 7

Wrap the hackle forward from the base of the wing to the hook eye and tie them off. Clip the excess. Build a smooth thread head, whip finish and clip the thread.

Finished Lime Trude

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