Dean-o's Nutria Fly
Hook: Mustad 7766, TMC 800S, or similar
Thread: fl. orange Danville flat waxed nylon
Body: custom nutria dubbing- nutria, craft fur, and ice wing fiber
Wing: nutria guard hairs
Create custom dubbing mix using nutria underfur, orange craft fur, and ice wing fiber.
Mix materials together in hand until you are satisfied with dubbing mix.
Place size #4 Mustad 7766 hook in vise and lay down thread base to the bend of the hook with Danville’s orange flat wax thread.
Secure dumbbell eyes slightly in front of the hook point using figure 8 thread wraps and around the base.
Dub fly body and making sure to crisscross eyes to fill the area around dumbbell eyes. Note: An easy way dub flies is to split the thread using a bodkin, sandwich dubbing between split thread.
Then spin bobbin.
Trim section of nutria fur from skin.
Pull off underfur and set aside to use for dubbing.
Tie in nutria guard hair butt ends towards the hook point. Adjust fibers to make sure they are straight.
Bend tips of fiber back and secure.
Whip finish fly and complete with head cement and the fly is ready to fish.