Fly Tying an AP Emerger – Modern American Soft Hackle

Created by Denny Rickards in the early 1990s, the AP (All Purpose) Emerger is an effective stillwater fly for big trout, but can also be fished in smaller, faster trout water anywhere.

Hook: #12-16 wet fly
Thread: Brown
Tail: Flank feather fibers
Rib: Wire rib, small
Body: Brown synthetic dubbing
Thorax: Peacock herl
Hackle: Partridge, gray or natural

This fly can be found in The Federation of Fly Fishers,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:

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Author: Matt O