Royal Trude

Tied by Bill Kindler at Lincoln Park, March 22,2008



	 Tier's Name: Bill Kindler                 Email: (see roster)

	 Date: 03/22/08                            Phone: (see roster)


	 Fly Originator and History: Carter Harrison (c.1903). Harrison, a guest at 
	 the Trude Ranch in Idaho,  tied the original fly for  fun with some red carpet 
	 fuzz, hair from a red spaniel, and a squirrel tail hackle. 


                                        How the Fly is Fished
	Suggested line and leader: Floating line with a tapered leader matched to 
	the fly size.
	Depth range: Dry fly
	Suggested retrieve:  
	Comments: 

                                        Fly Material
	Hook make /size / length: Size 12 to 16 standard dry fly or 1XL 
	Thread: size / color / type: Black 0/8 preferred
	Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: No
	Tail material / size / color: Golden pheasant tippet, natural orange or dyed 
	red. When tied in, the tippets should extend one shank length beyond the hook.
	Body material / color: Peacock herl, good quality, preferably still in eyed stem. 
	                       Narrow silver tinsel or mylar ("undercoating" for the floss)
	                       Red single strand floss
	Ribbing size / color: None
	Thorax size / color: None  
	Wing size / color: White calf tail size proportional to hook size                    
	Hackle size / color: Normal to one size smaller dry fly hackle. Coachman brown, 
	or furnace saddle. 
	Head size / color: Small, black thread
	Other: Shampoo your calf's tail, apply conditioner, and blow dry to make the 
	fibers more manageable.

                                        Tying Steps
	1.Tie in a thread base from one-eye's length behind the eye of the hook, to 
	the bend of the hook (just above the barb). 

	2.Select 5 or 6 tippets, approximately 2 shank lengths long. Lay the tippets 
	on top of the hook and adjust them such that the tips extend one shank length 
	beyond the bend. 
	
	3.Tie in the tippets to the half way point (mid-point) on the shank, and trim 
	the excess. Return the thread to the bend of the hook. 

	NOTE: In the following steps (4-10), the rear portion of the fly (spanning from 
	the bend of the hook to the mid-point) is divided into three equal sections.

	4.Select a peacock herl and remove about a 1/16" of the barbules from the butt 
	of the stem. Position the stem such that when it is wrapped, the barbules will 
	be perpendicular to the shank, with the tips pointing towards the eye of the 
	hook (see photo above). 

	5.Tie in the herl and move the thread forward. Wrap the herl 1/3 of the distance 
	to the mid- point (about 4 turns with a #12 hook), and tie it down. 

	6.Tie in a 3" piece of red floss, and then a 3" piece of silver tinsel. Move 
	the thread forward. 
	
	7.Wrap the tinsel another third of the distance (about 4 turns with a #12 hook), 
	and tie it down.

	8.Wrap the floss over the tinsel and tie it down.

	9.Prepare another piece of herl (as in Step #4).

	10.Tie in the herl and move the thread forward. Wrap the herl to the mid-point, 
	and tie it down. 

	11.Apply some head cement to the shank of the hook, half way between the mid-point 
	and the eye of the hook

	12.Cut, clean, and stack a sparse bundle of calf's tail. Cut the bundle to one 
	shank's length.

	13.Begin tying in the calf's tail wing half way between the mid-point and the 
	eye. Wrap the thread towards the rear, stopping just in front of the herl.  
	Trim the excess material at the front of the bundle.

	14.Secure the wing by putting two wraps of thread under the wing, two on top, 
	and then wrap the thread forward. Add some more head cement to the thread wraps.

	15.Select a hackle that is normal to one size smaller than the hook gap. Position 
	the feather such that the barbs will be point forward when it is wrapped (concave 
	side of the feather facing forward).

	16.Tie in the hackle half way between the mid-point and the eye. Wrap the hackle 
	forward towards the eye ( leave room for the head). Then wrap the hackle back 
	to the base of the wing, and then forward again. The object is to create a very 
	dense hackle. Tie down the hackle.

	17.If necessary, us a half hitch tool to push back some of the stray hackle fibers, 
	giving you a little extra space to wrap a small head.

	18.Wrap a small head, whip finish and apply head cement. 

 	Rick Shadforth 03/23/08