Hardy’s Favorite Wet Fly

Created by John James Hardy, of the famous British tackle outfit, in 1872, this pattern has had a lot of success for almost 150 years. It is still tied and fished today in trout waters all over the world.

Hook: #6-12 dry fly hook
Thread: Black, 6/0 or 8/0
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets
Body: Red or burgandy floss
Rib: Peacock herl, one strand
Wing: Mottled turkey feather
Hackle: Brown or Gray partridge fibers

Author: Matt O