Golden Olive Dabbler
Hook size: Ken Sewada Summer Sproat size 10 (or any standard wet fly hook)
Tying silk: Black (some prefer golden olive).
Tail: Natural Cock Pheasant tail fibres
Body: Golden Olive Seals fur
Body hackle: Red game cock
Rib: Fine Oval gold
Body Hackle: Red Game Cock
Collar Hackle: Red Game cock
Wing: Bronze Mallard tied in a flat bunch and allowed to break up - to form a cloak style wing.
Step 1: Make a base of tying thread along the shank of the hook.
Step 7: Tie in a shoulder hackle and give two or three turns. Push forward with the thump to form a bed for the bronze mallard wing. The shoulder hackle allows the cloak style wing to sit up.
Step 8a: Prepare the wing: Take two slips of bronze mallard - one from the left wing and one from the right. Place them on top of one another. Cuting the mallard away from the stem can help split the fibres of the wing.
Step 9: Whip finish. Further pick seals fur body out. Varnish.