"SPIETKOP" (Traffic Cop) FLY


This fly can be deadly on trout, largemouth yellows, bass, and even barbel and carp.
It's more of a baitfish imitation, but can double as a funky dragonfly nymph imitation.

HOOK: Streamer hook, size #6 (Or suitable substitute, can be tied smaller, and even bigger)
WEIGHT: (If required) 0.015 lead wraps
BEAD HEAD: Size 4 brass or tungsten bead (Select bead to suit hook size)
THREAD: 6/0 Danville, Black
TAIL: Black marabou
FLASH: (In tail) Royal Blue Krystal Flash
FLASH: (Alongside body) Electric Blue Flashabou
RIB: Copper Wire
UNDERBODY: Peacock Dubbing
OVERBODY: Peacock Herl
HACKLE: Black saddle hackle


Step 1: Debarb the hook, slip bead onto hook, mount hook in vise. Then add the lead wire for weight, if required.

Step 2. Start your thread, and secure the lead wraps as shown.

STEP 3: Tie in a clump of marabou feathers, rather sparce than too much, about the length of the hook shank.
Secure and cut off the excess. Pinch the marabou to length (do not just cut it).

STEP 4: Tie in two strands of blue Krystal Flash on each side of the marabou.
They must be the length of the tail. Also tie in a length of copper wire on the one side as shown.

STEP 5: Tie in a strand of blue Flashabou on each side of the fly, facing back.

STEP 6: Tie in about 4 or 5 peacock herls by the tips, secure and trim the excess.

STEP 7: Spin a thin noodle of peacock dubbing onto the thread.

STEP 8: Wind the dubbing noodle to the front, and try to get a uniformly shaped body.

STEP 9: Twist the peacock hearls into a rope (be gentle, otherwise they will break off),
and wind forward around the body to the front. Secure down and trim the excess.

STEP 10: Pull each strand of blue flashabou forward, and tie in. Secure and trim the excess.
Make sure the strands are in the middle of the body on each side. To me this may represent
the lateral line on a little baitfish. (Or just adds more triggers! Either way, it's a nice touch).

STEP 11: Tie in a black saddle hackle just behind the bead head, with the dull side facing
the fly and slightly backwards. Do not trim the stem! (It case it slips a bit)

STEP 12: Wind the feather around the body as shown, backwards. When you get to the end...take
the copper wire and wind it twice around the hook shank, so securing the hackle tip down.
(I used my fingers here to wind the feather backwards, but it's best to use hackle pliers...
it won't slip as easy while winding the feather around the body).

STEP 13: Now wind the copper wire forward, and wiggle the wire from side to side while winding
it around the body, so doing not trapping any of the hackle fibers down. Secure the copper wire
just behind the bead head. Now you can cut off the feather stem, and trim the wire.
Whip finish, and apply some head cement to the thread wraps.

The finished fly. You can also put in some rubber legs if required, for added attraction.
I just find this fly to be deadly as is. Tie it with no weight, or medium, or heavy weight...to suit different depths of fishing.