Originator: Tom Nixon
Hook: #8 down to #16 4X long, TDE bronze or gold Aberdeen
Tail: Lemon colored wood duck side feather fibers
Body: Oxford gray yarn with a yellow yarn belly stripe
Hackle: Grizzly, stripped on one side
The fly should be weighted with 10 turns of #25 lead wire (recommended for a #10 hook, weight should be adjusted proportionately for other hook sizes). The body should appear long and lean. The hackle should be tied in by the tip at the bend of the hook and palmered forward to give a sparse effect.
This particular example of 0.56% was tied by Tom Nixon himself. Needless to say it isn't getting fished. This particular scan doesn't do justice to the skill with which Tom tied this fly.
The recipe may also be found in "Fly Tying and Fly Fishing for Bass and Panfish," Third Edition Revised, by Tom Nixon, copyright 1990; page 83, color plate page 89 (284 pages plus index). Tom was diagnosed as having cancer in his small intestine and chest earlier in the spring of 2003. Tom lost his fight with the disease in the last week of May 2003. Tom was considered to be one of the first to write about flyfishing and flytying for bass and panfish. He will be sorely missed.
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