Step by Step tying of a simple black & pink sea trout fly
by John Gray
Hook: Partridge Saltwater Perfect size 8 (black
Hackles: Black hen over fluorescent pink cock hackle
Wing: Black squirrel tail
Step 1 - Secure hook in vice and lay a short bed of tying
thread at the head.
Step 2 - Tie in a fluorescent pink cock hackle.
Step 3 - Wind three turns of hackle, secure and trim surplus.
Step 4 - Tie in a black hen hackle.
Step 5 - Wind two or three turns of the black hen hackle in
front of the pink hackle. The fly may be left at this stage
as a hackled pattern or a hair wing may be added as below.
Step 6 - Tie in a sparse bunch of dyed black squirrel tail.
Step 7 - Trim the ends of the hair, form a neat head and
apply two coats of Cellire No. 1 Varnish.
The Finished Black & Pink Sea Trout Fly
A similar simple fly may be dressed on a
tube. This one is dressed on a 25 mm long stainless steel
needle tube, outside diameter 1.5mm, using only a
fluorescent pink hackle and some black squirrel hair.
For more information on Salmon, Trout and Sea
Trout Flies, see
Trout and Salmon Flies