Hornberg – Fly Tying Video Instructions

Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle

The Hornberg is classic trout fly pattern that can be used either as a dry fly or as a streamer fly. It is often dead drifted with the current, then let “swing” at the end of the drift and stripped back. The Hornberg originally came from the Mid-West, but is now a favorite among fisherman for high country brook trout. The Hornberg can be tied in a “wet” or “dry” style. In this video, James, from InTheRiffle, ties the fly in the “dry” style. The Hornberg is thought to imitate a hopper on the surface or a small minnow under the surface. Either way, it is a very versatile fly here in the west and a great old school pattern to have in your box!

Now just sit back, and watch James tie the Hornberg! When you’re done, it’s game on! Let’s see what you can tie, then what you can catch!

Tie this pattern and send us a photo and we’ll post it on our site! Or you can hashtag #avidmax on a social media channel with your photo.

Hornberg Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #08-12 Tiemco 5262
Thread: Black UNI 8/0 or Veevus 8/0
Body: Large Gold/Silver Mylar Tinsel
Underwing: Yellow Calf Tail
Overwing: Natural Mallard Flank
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Hackle: Grizzly and Brown or 2 Dark Barred Ginger Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape

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Thank for checking out our post! Now check out this awesome 360° of the actual fly in this video!



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