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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Simple Madame "X".

Looking through my fly box, I realized I left out a great fly for warm days. It is the Madame "X". This is a simple way to tie this fly. 

Pictured here we have red and yellow.
Both great colors. 
1-Tie in color of choice at bend. 
2- Add tuft of elk hair for tail.











3-Add full length, may need
several wraps. 









4-Try to make even throughout. 



5-Add reverse tuft of elk. Wrap
backwards past elk hair, 







6-Fold elk back and
secure 1/4th way back.

Keep going.
7-Add lateral rubber legs. 

8-1/2 hitch and tip with
head cement.












Great in different colors!
I like elk for most floaters because the hair next to skin is hollow and floats very well.

Try it. This is a really great Idaho fly fishing fly--particularly for cutthroat.

Hard takes, tight lines and huge cutthroat to you all.

IdahoAngler@live.com

Tags:  BH Zebra Nymph

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