Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hornberg 88 (with Mallard)

The other day I received some mallard feathers from a member on a bulletin board that I frequent and one of the stipulations was to use it in a fly and post it to the bulletin board thread. After searching the world wide web for a  pattern that uses mallard, I settled on the Hornberg 88. The pattern on the world wide web called for wood duck, but like most fly tyers I opted to substitute the wood duck with the mallard. Since most hornbergs are tied with mallard, no harm - no foul. The result is as follows:

Hornberg 88 (with Mallard)

Hornberg 88

Hook - Mustad R74-9762
Thread - White for under floss body, brown for the head
Body - Red and green floss
Under wing - Natural brown bucktail
Wing - Mallard

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