Long Bridge Sally Pattern
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Long Bridge Sally
Designed By Dave Schmezer
- Hook: Mustad 79580 or 9672 : #6 - #12
- Thread: 6/0 - Color to match
- Head: Brass bead head of appropriate size
- Tail: Clump of marabou with about 10 strands of Kreinik Metallic Flash In A Tube™ in a color to match the 1/6" Ribbon listed next
- Body: Kreinik 1/16" Ribbon color suggestions: Chartreuse 015, Black 005, Star Yellow 091, Glow In The Dark Green 053F, Peacock 085 — or your choice of colors
- Kreinik Flash In A Tube in colors similar to 1/6" Ribbon — or your choice of colors
- Collar: 3-4 turns of folded saddle hackle or spey hackle on larger flies
- Install bead head.
- Begin tying thread behind the bead head, wrap thread base rearward until several turns before bend of hook, then return thread forward.
- Tie in marabou on top of hook shank, leaving gap between the bead and marabou. Marabou Marabou should extend 1-1/2 hook gaps past bend. Be sure to trim the marabou short of the bead head. You will need room wind the hackle later.
- Tightly wrap thread to rear just before the bend, then return forward.
- Tie in 8 to 10 strands of Kreinik Metallic Flash In A Tube™ on each side. Wrap thread to rear just before the bend, then return forward.
- Tie in Kreinik 1/16" Ribbon on top (still leaving a gap for the hackle). Wrap thread to rear just short of bend then, return return forward.
- Wrap Ribbon forward and tie off just behind the bead. Add a drop of head cement to lock the ribbon in, trim excess.
- Tie folded saddle hackle in by the tip, behind the bead head, with five or so tight wraps.
- Take three-four turns of hackle, stroking the hackle back as you wrap. Tie off, secure with several whip finishes and apply head cement to wraps.
Editor's Note: Dave says that you can tie this fly in different colors and sizes to catch just about anything that swims. I agree with Dave. I have tied this pattern in Kreinik Glow In The Dark Yellow color (#054F) to catch Hickory Shad, and in Purple (#026) to catch Smallmouth Bass.