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Cocky Knight
(thanks to Den Donati, USA)

Hook 3906B nymph, 10 - 18
Tail Pheasant tail
Rib None
Body Dark ginger rabbit w/ guard hairs
Wing None
Hackle Brown, palmered and trimmed
Head Black thread
Use This is an anytime fly. It imitates a caddis larvae. It is best fished slightly upstream and allowed to drift below you on a tight line. Allow the fly to lift and remain suspended from the bottom for a few seconds at the end of each cast.

The tail fibred should extend a short distance beyond the eye. They should divide like antennae but I think they imitate small twigs. taper the hackle high in the front, low in the tail.

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