Hook - TMC 2488HThread:
Thread - Uni Thread - 8/0Tail:
Mclflylon - Mcflylon - WhiteBody:
Thread - Uni Thread - 8/0Wing:
Mclflylon - Mcflylon - White
Recipe ByJay VerHelst
About the RS2
These emergers are just a fantastic example of what fly tying is all about. Imitation of a bug that catches giant fish! The RS2 is in every trout guide box and you should have the same. Tie on a straight or curved hook, bead or no bead and in a wide selection of colors and you got it made! Size 16-24 and black, gray and olive are most common. Even tie it in red if you are feeling like a boss!
How to tie the RS2
Step 1: Start
Insert hook into vise and start your thread. Wrap back towards the bend of the hook to where the shank begins to curve.
Step 2: Tie in fibers
Select 6-8 fibers 3x’s the length of the hook. Tie in the tail leaving fibers larger than needed. We will trim at the end.
Step 3: Body
All you need for the body is thread. We are tying in the fibers as we go to help create the body. Use consecutive wraps of the thread as you go. Stop befor the eye of the hook
Step 4: Wraps
Wrap the thread 5-6 times over itself at this point to creat a bulge that will help push your wing up and out away from the hook.
Step 5: Wing
Fold the fibers back and tie in tightly
Step 6: Head
Using your thread make wraps tapering the head towards the eye of the hook. It should have a somewhat football shape to it
Step 7: Finish
Whip finish the fly and trip the wing and tail fibers. Repeat all steps to get ready for tail water