How To Tie The Sparkle Emerger (McFlylon Variation): Fly Tying Video

The Sparkle Emerger (McFlylon Variation)

Originally created by Gary LaFontaine, master of the caddis lifecycle, this pattern varies only slightly. Using McFlylon in place of the Antron (Sparkle Emerger) yarn the rest of this pattern remains. I find that this material is a little easier to work with as you don’t have to card your fibers together and can clip right from the hank. If you are fishing a caddis hatch and the fish don’t seem to be slamming the top water they might be gorging on the emergence. Try this guy and it will undoubtedly put fish in the net.

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Sparkle Emerger (McFlylon Variation) Ingredients List / Recipe:

Hook – Tiemco 3761
Thread – Veevus 10/0 Brown
Tail – McFlylon Fluorescent Green
Body – Dave Whitlock SLF Damsel Nymph Olive
Collar – Dave Whitlock SLF Brown Stone Nymph
Wing Buds – Comparadun Natural Deer Hair

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Dr. Slick Razor Scissors
Bobbin – Griffin Ceramic Flared
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish

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