How to Tie a Renegade Dry Fly
Learn how to tie the Renegade fly pattern including step-by-step instructions, a video tutorial, pictures, and much more. Improve your fly tying skills here.
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The Renegade is a stellar attractor pattern that works well in both small streams and larger rivers. A classic trout pattern, the Renegade can imitate a hopper or stonefly and works well when fish aren't visible but may eat a larger dry fly. Again, this pattern is pretty simple to tie and worth learning if you plan on doing any serious trout fishing. Tune in as Jared provides step-by-step instructions to tie this must-have trout pattern.
- Daiichi 1170 Traditional Dry Fly Hook - Size 12
- UNI Waxed Thread - 3/0, Olive
- Hedron Flashabou - Gold
- Whiting Dry Fly Hackle - Coachman Brown, Ginger Grizzly
- Hareline Strung Peacock Herl
Start your thread and tie in the Flashabou to create a hot spot at the back of the fly. Tie the Flashbou in down on the bend of the hook and wrap it forward to the hook point. Tie it off with your thread and trim any excess materials.
Choose a strand of the Coachman Brown hackle and tie it in at the hook point. Wrap the hackle forward to create the butt of the fly. After several touching wraps, tie off the hackle and trim any excess materials.
Choose three strands of Peacock Herl and tie them in right in front of the hackle. Twist the Peacock Herls so they form one strand then wrap that strand forward taking touching turns to create the body of the fly. Tie off the Peacock Herls and leave room for the next hackle. Trim or break off any excess herl.
Finally, tie in the Ginger Grizzly hackle and repeat step two, this time to create the thorax or head of the fly. Tie off the hackle right behind the hook eye and trim any excess materials.
Throw a whip finish, add some head cement, and you're done! That's the Renegade, a classic attractor pattern that works well on small streams and larger rivers.
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