Sunday, January 24, 2010

Eagle Owl Mayfly


The tie:
#16 Hanák 103BL hook
tan UNI 8/0 thread
Coq de León tail
Eagle Owl feather
very thin copper wire ribbing
two CDC feathers spun in dubbing loop and cut to shape

I truly enjoy tying with Owl feathers (too bad the whole order is on CITES list). The soft and fluffy fibers make an excellent body material, full of life and strangely attractive to fish. As it is very soft it is a good idea to counter rib it with a very thin metal wire.