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Royal Trude Fly Tying Instructions

The Royal Trude is a classic fly that remained in time. The down wing provides fish with a different silhouette than most attractor flies. It is a universal pattern that could be used everywhere.This fly is credited to Carter Harrison of Chicago, it is said he created it as a joke in 1906 at the Ida View more...
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Royal Trude
List of materials
MaterialsHook: TMC 100 # 8 to 16Thread: UNI 8/0, blackTail: Golden pheasant tippetsBody: Peacock herl, red floss, peacock herlWing: White calf tail or body hairHackle: A strap of white deer hair
Steps

Step 1

Place the golden pheasant tippets to make the tail

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 1

Step 2

Tie 3 or 4 peacock herl fibers at the base of the tail

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 2

Step 3

Wrap the peacock fibers (with 3 or 4 turns), shaping the first segmentTrim

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 3

Step 4

Tie the red floss next to the first peacock segment

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 4

Step 5

Wrap the red floss to shape the mid section of the body

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 5

Step 6

Tie 3 or 4 peacock herl fibers next to the floss

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 6

Step 7

Wrap the peacock fibers (with 3 or 4 turns), shaping the second segmentTrim

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 7

Step 8

Tie a bundle of white calf tail or body hair to build the wing of the fly

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 8

Step 9

Tie a brown rooster feather. It should be 1 ½ hook gapes

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 9

Step 10

Wrap the rooster feather up to the hook eyeWhip finish and cement

Fly tying - Royal Trude - Step 10

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