These beautiful flies truly belong in everyone’s fly boxes. The Lady beaverkill pattern is a thing of beauty and is one of my all time favorites for every area I fish. It does a great job of mimicking a large variety of insects and is sure to work well all season long on a river near you.
Tying the Lady Beaverkill
This is a simple to tie fly and it only requires a few materials you you most likely already have in your fly tying bench.
Dubbing: Grey and yellow
Hackle and Tail: Brown or ginger neck
Wings: Grey mallard quill
The Tying Process
- Start by grabbing a small amount of your brown hackle and tying in the tail.
- Proceed with the insertion of the yellow dubbing to simulate the egg sac of the fly and continue 2/3 of the way up the body with the grey dubbing.
- Carefully place the mallard quill wings into position and tie those in.
- Finish by wrapping some brown hackle around the wings which will help to keep them in position.