Trico spinner Recipe
Hook - TMC 2499SPBL - 16Thread:
Thread - Uni Thread - Black - 8/0Tail:
Microfibetts - Microfibetts - SmallWing:
Mclflylon - Mcflylon - WhiteWing case:
Dubbing - Dubbing - Black
Recipe ByJay VerHelst
About the Trico spinner
A small but effective pattern everyone should have in their fly box. Trico Spinners molt mate and fall to the water to lay eggs and get eaten by trout. They are called spinners because of how the move over the water when mating. You can come across a thick number of these bugs that look like smoke on the water from a distance. Tie these in a 16 on up to a 22. Black is your go to color here and when choosing dubbing find a black with some blue or purple in it.
How to tie the Trico spinner
Step 1: Start
Insert hook into vise and start your thread
Step 2: Wrap
Using consecutive wraps wind your thread to the bend of the hook
Step 3: Tail
Select three Microfibetts and tie them in. Take care to split them up so there is space between each fiber.
Step 4: Advance thread
Advance thread towards the eye of the hook and stop leaving space before the eye for the wing and casing
Step 5: Wing
Select a small amount 8-10 pieces of McflyLon and tie them in with a figure 8. Do not over tie. 4 times around should secure it. Too much and you end up with an odd shaped body.
Step 6: Dubbing
Wax your thread and add a small amount of dubbing
Step 7: Wing casing
Wrap a few times over your figure 8 thread where you tied in the wings and then advance forward to the hook eye
Step 8: Finish
Whip finish and repeat because you will love this fly and it will catch you a lot of fish!