Lord Carey

September, 2014



                               Fly Pattern:Lord Carey 

            Tyer's Name: Joe Sudman
            Date: September 2, 2014
                   
    Fly Originator and History:  Based on the Carey Special, this fly was developed 
    by Joe for catching searun cutthroats.

                                How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader: Depends on the river conditions. 
    Suggested retrieve: Dead drift or fished on the swing 
    Depth: Below the surface
    Comments: This fly was tied for searun cutthroat fishing in Oregon and Washington 
    coastal streams and rivers. 

                                Fly Material
    Hook: Any salmon-style hook, sizes 8 or 10.
    Thread: Flame Orange UNI, 6/0.
    Tail: Golden pheasant tippet dyed orange.
    Body:  5 strands of peacock hurl, and a strand of fine brass wire.
    Thorax: 5 strands of ostrich herl, dyed orange, and s strand of fine brass wire.
    Hackle: Golden pheasant rump or flank feather.
    Optional: Sally Hanson Hard as Nails, clear. Several coats over a 24 hour period 
    will produce a nice looking head.
    Comments: 
  

                                Tying Steps
    1. Starting about 2-eye lengths behind the eye ("starting point"), lay down a 
    thread base to a point just in front of the bend.

    2. Tail.  The tail should extend just beyond the end of the hook. Tie in several 
    pheasant tippets.

    3. Body. At the tail, tie in a strand of brass wire, then tie in 5 strands of 
    peacock herl. Run the thread forward to about 2/3 along the shank of the hook, 
    building up a thread base as you go. 

    4. Using hackle pliers, grab the wire and herl, and twist to form a 'rope'.  

    5. Wrap the herl/wire rope forward to the 2/3 point, tying it off on the bottom 
    of the shank. Cut off the excess material.

    6. Thorax. On top of the shank, just in front of the body, tie in a strand of 
    brass wire. Then, tie in 5 strands of orange ostrich herl. Run the thread forward 
    to the "starting point".

    7. Using hackle pliers, grab the wire and herl, and twist to form a 'rope'. 

    8. Wrap the herl/wire rope forward to the "starting point", building up a thick 
    thorax as you go. Tie off the rope on the bottom of the shank. Cut off the excess material

    9. Hackle. Tie in the hackle by the tip, just in front of the thorax.  Form a 
    collar hackle and tie off the stem of the feather on the bottom of the shank. 

    10. Head. Finish up the fly by wrapping a small head. Whip finish, and coat with 
    head cement. For a nice glossy head, apply several coats of cement over a 24-hour period.

           Rick Shadforth 11/14/14