Gray Drake Spinner

Fly Name
Hook 12-14
Thread black
Wings Krystal Flash
Tails moose
Body dubbing
Hackle grizzly

Gray Drake Spinner

Gray Drake Spinner

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in about 4 to 6 moose hairs with 2 loose thread wraps. Reposition to desired length and position. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Gray Drake Spinner

Tie in about 6 to 8 Krystal Flash fibers to form the wing. Figure 8 them in place so they spread out spent wing style. Tie in a hackle by its stem 2mm in back of wing. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Gray Drake Spinner

Wind thread back to tail. Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Gray Drake Spinner

Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Wind hackle evenly to 1mm behind hook eye. Tie off with 5 tight wraps. Cut off excess hackle.

Gray Drake Spinner

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.

Gray Drake Spinner


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