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PMX Sparkle Orange Dry Fly

Anytime during the season, the PMX Sparkle Orange works like real dynamite in fast waters. It can be tied with different combinations of colors, being especially effective the ones with orange legs and the ones that resemble a Royal Wulff. Skating this fly at the last hour, the results are explosive and violent. In lakes, it never fails when fished over log stumps and close to reed beds.
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PMX Sparkle Orange
List of materials
MaterialsHook: Daiichi 1720, sizes ranging from 4 to 10.Thread: 6/0 or 8/0, brown or black.Pole: Enrico Puglisi yellow, white or orange EP-fibers.Tail: Elk body.Wing: Elk body.Body: Peacock Herl and hareline ice dubbing, orange, yellow or red.Legs: Rainys, barred.Parachute Hackle: Whiting, grizzly saddle or neck.
Steps

Step 1

First, tie a short elk-body hair tail.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 1

Step 2

Use 6 peacock herl strands to shape the back section of the body, as if it were a Royal Wulff.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 2

Step 3

Shape another third part of the body with ice dubbing.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 3

Step 4

Tie the elk wing without covering the tail.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 4

Step 5

Tie the EP-fibers pole.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 5

Step 6

Tie the grizzly feather pointing upwards and some more peacock herl.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 6

Step 7

Tie the rubber legs in an X-shape, before and past the pole, where we will then wrap the grizzly feather.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 7

Step 8

Take the peacock to the front of the fly, tying it at the head.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 8

Step 9

To finish the fly, wrap the hackle making the parachute with 4 upward turns, then 4 downward turns and tie the remnant without pressing the head fibers. Cement the knot with an adhesive of your choice.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 9

Step 10

Side view.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 10

Step 11

Side view.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 11

Step 12

Top view.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 12

Step 13

View from below.

Fly tying - PMX Sparkle Orange - Step 13

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Marcelo Morales

Marcelo Morales

Guide, Fly Tying instructor, Casting instructor - Argentina

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