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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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

Step 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.

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