Last week we featured some King (Chinook) Flies from RIO Products. This week, we show you how to tie one of them, the Trailer Trash. Not only is this fly simple to tie and cast, but its true beauty is in the use of marabou and the variety of colors you can tie it in. Get creative and start tying! Cheers!
Tied by Brian Davenport from Mossy’s Fly Shop. Photos
by Mike Brown of Mossy’s Fly Shop
- Hook Shank: Aqua Return Eye Shank 51mm
- Wire/Braid: Intruder Wire or 50# Fireline
- Flash: Pearl or Pink Krystal Flash
- Rear Prop: Medium Chenille Pink
- Rear Station-1: Hot Orange Marabou
- Rear Station-2: Red Marabou
- Rear Station-3: Purple Marabou
- Body: Veevus Mini Flat Braid Pink
- Front Prop: Medium Chenille Pink
- Front Station-1: Hot Orange Marabou
- Front Station-2: Red Marabou
- Front Station-3: Purple Marabou
- Thread: VeeVus 140
- Hook: Aqua Talon 1/0
Step 1. Tie in your wire or braid. Adjust loop length to accommodate whatever size hook you are using, making sure you can install and remove it freely.
Step 2. Tie in your krystal flash, 8-10 strands. You will trim this to length after you are done.
Step 3. Tie in your chenille. Wrap the chenille making a ball. This is your prop, so you want a decent size ball to form.
Step 4. Tie in your first piece of marabou. We tied this in at about the middle of the feather, so we have a good length. Wrap one turn and tie off and trim.
Step 5. Tie in your second piece of marabou, appx mid feather and make one turn. Tie off and trim.
Step 6. Tie in third piece of marabou, appx mid feather and make one turn. Tie off and trim.
Step 7. Tie in your braid.
Step 8. Wrap braid, with overlapping turns. Leave yourself 3-4 hook eye widths of room from the front.
Step 9. Tie in your chenille and repeat step 3
Step 10. Tie in your first marabou and repeat step 4
Step 11. Tie in your second piece of marabou and repeat step 5
Step 12. Tie in your third piece of marabou and repeat step 6
Step 13. Whip finish and glue. Install your hook.
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