Stone's Yellow Hornberg
I just posted this in "The Quintessential Trout", so I figured it should be put here too. When I get a pic I will add it into here.
Hook: TMC 2302 "Hump shanked, Down eye Nymph" Size 10
Thread: White 8/0 Unithread
Tail: Yellow dyed Buck Tail
Body: Yellow Rayon - "Domuilles Heavy Flat Floss"
Wings: Mallard Wing (one cut, not from each of a pair)
Hackle: Dyed Yellow
After Tying on, Secure a thread of Copper wire. Wrap wire down just before bend of hook.
Tie in one long strand of Rayon Floss. Wrap to cover over wire and back to head. Secure at head.
Tie thread over floss 1/3 of the way down the shank. Tie in tail (only 3 to 5 strands of Yellow Bucktail). Cut any extra hanging beyond 1 CM from the hook.
Tie wing as a tent over the tail to end just before the end of the hook.
Tie in hackle (sweet spot - in the webbing). Tie secure hackle just before the eye.
Cut down hackle to be no more than 2 CM in lenght (leaving behind only the part of the feather closest to the barb.)
So far proven on Brook Trout in clear, still pond.
Last edited by Stone; 05-08-2002 at 12:13 PM.