Catskill-style Red Quill Pattern & Tying Instructions

Fly Tying Recipe: Catskill-style Red Quill
Hook:
Standard dry-fly hook (here a Daiichi 1170), sizes 12-16
Thread:
White, 8/0 or 70 denier
Wing:
Two matching wood-duck flank feathers
Tails:
Medium-dun hackle fibers
Abdomen:
Quill from a Rhode Island red hackle feather, soaked
Hackle:
Two medium-dun feathers, slightly different colors
Coating:
Thin coat of varnish or head cement over the abdomen
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