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How to Tie the Missing Link Dry Fly

This is a pattern created by Mike Mercer. It's a transitional pattern that was originally created as a Caddis imitation. Over the past several years its become my favorite, non-terrestrial, dry fly pattern. It has been a consistent producer for me on waters ranging from high elevation lakes to low elevation streams, rivers and still waters.

Video: How to Tie the Missing Link Dry Fly

In this video, Bob Reece walks you through the pattern, offers a couple of tricks for making the pattern more durable. It’s interesting that the posts the elk hair with the hackle, rather than with the thread. This is a pattern created by Mike Mercer. It's a transitional pattern that was originally created as a Caddis imitation. Over the past several years its become my favorite, non-terrestrial, dry fly pattern. It has been a consistent producer for me on waters ranging from high elevation lakes to low elevation streams, rivers and still waters.

One thought on “How to Tie the Missing Link Dry Fly”

  1. The missing link is a great fly and this method just made it easier for me! I hadn’t thought of using Zap a Gap for the hackle and had a problem with the hackle coming off.
    Thanks for the video
    Greg

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