This is the Red Hackle from Favorite Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury, 1892



Hook: dry of desired size
Thread: red
Rib: black silk thread or floss
Body: red wool
Front Hackle: brown dry fly sized to 1.5x – 2x hook gape

Lay down a base of red thread (because the head will be red)

Tie in the black floss for the rib

Tie in a strand of red wool yarn (or dubb a red wool body); touching wrap the body back to at least an eye length behind the eye; tie off and clip


Spiral wrap the back floss to create the rib; tie off and clip

Tie in a brown dry fly hackle; wrap four or five times; tie off and clip


Wrap a thread head; whip finish; head cement