I take my role as Editor-In-Chief, Executive Editor, Editor At Large, Senior Features Editor, Associate Editor, Photography Editor, Creative Director, Art Director, Archivist, Copy Editor, and Wake County Correspondent for the Fly-Tying department of the Nation’s leading online fly-fishing publication in the Southern market very, very seriously. Could a peon without such hallmarks secure a talented Guest Tyer like Mr. Granato to fill in while they attended to more pressing matters? I don’t think so…You are welcome America, the next beer is on you.
- Hook: Tiemco TMC #2457 Size 14
- Bead: Tungsten Black Nickel 2.4 mm
- Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 Wood Duck
- Shuck: Rust Antron
- Body: Fly Tyers Dungeon Baby Legs Alive Brown
- Rib: UTC Ultra Wire SM Amber
- Thorax: Hareline Ice Dub UV Light Yellow
- Collar: Whiting Herbert Hen Cape Grizzly (Or Equivalent Soft Hackle)
- Wing: Spirit River Crystal Flash Golden Olive
- Wing Case: Montana Fly Skinny Skin Mottled Gold
1. Crimp your barb and slide on a 2.4mm Black Nickel Tungsten bead. Then, start your thread midway down the hook shank.
2. Cut and tie in a small shuck of rust colored antron.
3. Tie in your body and ribbing materials the full length of the hook shank.
4. Wind your body up the shank touching turns.
5. Rib your body with amber UTC Ultra Wire.
6. Tie in three pieces golden olive Crystal Flash to form your wing.
7. Tightly dub your thorax with UV Light Yellow Ice Dub.
8. Create your collar using a small grizzly soft hackle.
9. Trim your Montana Fly Skinny Skin in Mottled Gold to shape.
10. Tie in your wing case and whip finish.
Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Nick Granato started fly fishing when he was 13 years old. Since beginning to take it seriously around 10 years ago, Nick has quietly waded into position as one of the most respected, innovative fly tiers and fly fishermen in the country. Nick is a Fly Designer for Rainy’s Flies & Supplies and a Pro Staffer for Ross Worldwide Outdoors, Scientific Anglers, William Joseph, and Clear Cure Goo. Follow his work at www.flyobsession.com.