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FLY OF THE MONTH
Edition: December 2018
Written by: Jerry Coviello
Photographed By: Jerry Coviello
Tier: Jerry Coviello
The Renegade was created in Wyoming by Taylor 'Beartracks' Williams around the late 1920's. Fly has been used in lakes and streams and known as an excellent cutthroat pattern.
Hook: Dry Fly Hook any size
Thread: Black 6/0 - 70 Denier
Tag: Fine Flat Silver or Gold Tinsel
Rear Hackle: Brown
Body: Peacock Herl
Front Hackle: White or cream
Place hook in the vise and attach the tying thread.
Tie in the tag tinsel at the bend of the hook, lining it with the Barb of the hook.
Wrap to the bend and back to form the tag.
Tie in the Rear Brown Hackle at the bend of the hook.
Wrap the brown hackle at the bend of the hook dry fly style.
Tie in peacock herl and wrap it towards the eye of the hook, stopping at the 2/3 spot.
Once you tie in the peacock herl body, tie in a white/cream hackle for the front hackle.
Wrap the white/cream hackle dry fly style.
Whipfinish and form a head. Put a drop of head cement on the head wraps.
Completed Renegade fly.
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