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H&L Variant

H&L Variant Fly Tying Video Instructions

The H&L Variant is a classic and iconic dry fly.  Easy to see and extra buoyant, the H&L Variant has survived through the ages.  Used for book trout and brown trout in high mountain streams and rivers.  The H&L Variant is a great fly for pocket water and heavy current.  The white calf body hair is extra buoyant and easy to see in rough water.  Here in the Rocky Mountains brook trout just tear them up!

H&L Variant Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #10-18 Tiemco 100>>
Thread: Black UTC 70>>

Tail: Calf Body Hair>>
Body1: Stripped Peacock Herl>>
Body2: Peacock Herl>>
Wing: Calf Body Hair>>
Hackle: Brown Dry Fly Hackle>>

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