Slick Water Rusty Spinner

Slick Water Rusty Spinner

Tier:  Rob McLean


Hook: TMC 100.

Thread: Brown 8/0.

Body: McLean's Rust Quill Body or McLean's Mottled Quill.

Tail: Olive Dun or Rust Super Tail.

Thorax: Rusty Spinner Velveteen Dry Fly Dubbing.

Wing: Light Dun McLean's Bar Dyed Turkey Flats.




- Wrap thread base 2/3 of the shank leaving tail mounting area bare.  

- Bring thread back up towards the eye stopping 2/3 up the hook from the bend.  

- Apply a drop of lacquer to thread base.  

- Tie in small clump of turkey flat tips pointing toward the eye. 

- Divide and post turkey into spent wings. 

- Wrap thread to back of the hook slightly down the bend. 

- Build small button of thread and take two fibers of super tail laying them on top of shank.  

- Pass thread directly in front of the thread button over tail fibers erecting and splaying tail.  

- Tie in quill body by the tapered end.  

- Build thread taper to the butts of the turkey flats.  

- Apply a drop of lacquer on thread foundation.  

- Wrap quill to form body tying off just behind butts of turkey.  

- Apply another drop of lacquer on body.  

- Dub slim noodle and cover wing junction with figure 8 wraps. 

- Whip finish and lacquer head.

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