Monday, June 1, 2015

Tying the Littlebird Wet

Littlebird



The Littlebird wet fly is a very productive pattern for me through most of the spring and summer hatches. An excellent search pattern when swinging wet flies, and also as a trail pattern behind a bead-head. When fished alone i do not weight this pattern, keeping it at or below the film. Excellent on skinny water.


Littlebird Recipe


Hook:  #16-18 Emerger
Thread:  8/0 Black Uni-thread
Tail:  2 strands of Pearl Crystal Flash
Abdomen: Adams Grey Orvis Spectrablend
Wing:  Starling Breast
Thorax:  Eyed Peacock Herl