Beaver Lake Killer

February 2008



        Fly Pattern: Beaver Lake killer (modified Fore and Aft Renegade) 
             			
 
	Tier's Name: Erik Simpson             Email: see roster 
	Date: February 23, 2008               Phone: see roster 

	Fly Originator and History: Skip Morris tied the original Fore and Aft May 
	Fly pattern which I modified it somewhat. At Beaver, Jameson and Wentworth Lakes 
	in 2003, I caught over 50 fish with a single fly until it was so chewed up 
	that it was no longer fishable. 

                                    How the Fly is Fished
	Suggested line and leader: Floating line with a 9'leader and a 4' tippet.
	Depth range: Surface, just below or as a dropper.
	Suggested retrieved: Very slow single hand retrieve with long pauses or as a 
	dread drift with an occasional twitch. Can also make a twitch when it first 
	lands on the water.
	Comments: This fly can be fished dry, as an emerger or wet just below 
	the surface.                                                           

                                    Fly Material
	Hook make /size / length: TMC100, size 10-16, standard dry fly.
	Thread: size / color / type: Gray 6.0 or 8.0 UNI thread or prewaxed nylon.
	Tag: Flat gold tinsel.
	Aft-hackle: Grizzly, gray, or dark dun dry fly hackle.
	Body: 'Sparkle Emerger Yarn'(sparkle gray dubbing).
	Fore-hackle: Grizzly, gray or dark dun dry fly hackle.
	Head: Small gray thread head.
	Option: The hackle size is twice the hook gap. This can also be tied with a 
	brown aft-hackle and white fore-hackle with yellow or red thread in the fall.
             
                                    Tying Steps
	1. Tie on a sparse thread base the full length of the hook from the eye back 
	to a point above the barb.

	2. Tie on gold tinsel tag just above the hook point. Wrap gold tinsel with 
	some overlap down to the bend of the hook and back to point above the hook barb. 
	Make a half hitch, cut off tinsel, and glue.

	3. Tie on a gray dry hackle by base of the stem, shiny side forward. Wrap the
	thread 3 forward, 2 behind and once forward. Make about four hackle wraps 
	forward and tie off with two thread wraps. Cut stem and make two more thread wraps.
 
	4. Place the gray dubbing into the thread and then form a dubbing loop. Twist 
	with a Shepard's loop to the left, and remove excess. Wrap onto hook forward 
	to the 2/3 mark and double wrap.

	5. Tie on a dry gray dry hackle by base of the stem, shiny side forward. Wrap 
	thread twice behind and once forward. Make 	about six hackle wraps forward 
	and tie off with two thread wraps. Cut stem and make two more thread wraps. 
	Leave room for a head.

	6. Tie on a small size thread head, whip finish, cut and glue.

                                                Erik Simpson, 2.23.0