Hatching Rackelhanen



Hatching Rackelhanen

Originators: Kenneth Bostrom and Tomas Olsson

 

Hook:  Dry fly hook ( sized to the caddis you intend to imitate)  

Thread:  Same color as the body

Tail: Polypropylene yarn ( color to match your local caddis population and burned to shape with wing burner

Body:  Polypropylene yarn  ( color to match your local caddis population tied fluffy

Shuck:  Polypropylene yarn  ( color to match your local caddis population

 

Note:  This fly is a variant of the Rackelhane fly and imitates a hatching caddis.

 


 





Instructions

 

1. Start with a piece of beige polypropylene yarn.  Burn one end of the piece so it looks like the one on the picture.  And tie it on the shank.


2. Dub the thread with medium brown polypropylene yarn - 10 mm long cut pieces of polyyarn that you have mixed together and fluffed up.


3. Form a back body.  Make sure that the body is "airy," not compact.  Leave 1/3 of the shank length free for wing and front body.

 

4. Tie in a piece of Grey polypropylene yarn, spread it sideways, should be fairly wide.


5. Dub the thread again with medium brown polypropylene yarn - 10 mm long cut pieces of polyyarn that you have mixed together and fluffed up.








6. Form a mid body.  Make sure that the body is "airy," not compact.

 

7. Fold the Grey piece of poly yarn forwards and spread it sideways, should be fairly wide.  Tie it on the shank, leaving a room for the head.

 

8. Again, dub the thread with medium brown polypropylene yarn - 10 mm long cut pieces of polyyarn that you have mixed together and fluffed up.  Form a front body/head.  Finish with one or two whip finish knots.

 

Remember to impregnate only the wing before fishing, otherwise the fly will float too high in the water.

 

 © Instructional p ictures and text by Kenneth Bostrom 2001

 
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