Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle
The Halfback Emerger is a PMD emerger pattern developed by the legendary fly tier Mike Lawson. This fly imitates an emerging PMD mayfly as it morphs from a nymph to a dry fly. The Halfback Emerger is best tied in sizes #12-20 and is very deadly in the West!!
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Halfback Emerger Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #12-20 Tiemco 3769 or Tiemco 100
Thread: Yellow Veevus 14/0
Tail: Brown Sparkle Emerger Yarn
Body: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Copper Small Wire
Casing: Bleached Deer Hair or Elk Hair
Thorax: PMD Superfine Dubbing
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Are you short on time? Here are some of our pre-made patterns for Halfback and Emergers.