Fly Tying

'Lectric Ducktail -by Tim Blount

About the Tyer
Tim Blount

Tim Blount
Tim grew up in Salem, Oregon where he fished the steelhead waters of the Northwest. He begun fly fishing at the age of 10 and tying at age 15. Tim's passions are fishing stillwaters, spring creeks and teaching other people to tie flies, cast and fly fish. He has written, or has been featured in, many articles in various fly fishing and outdoor mangazines. Most recently he was featured as the Innovative Fly Tier in the Winter 2006 edition of Northwest Fly Fishing. Tim has managed 5 fly shops in Oregon and Idaho and is currently the lead for Cabelas' largest fly shop at the Boise, Idaho store.


The ‘Lectric Ducktail is a variant of the Stayner Ducktail. This fly is great in lakes and reservoirs and mimics trout fry or minnows, but also works well in holding water in rivers, streams and creeks.

Hook: #3 Extra long nymph hook
Thread: Black
Tail: Hot orange hackle fibers
Body: UV tan dubbing
Rib: Medium blue ultrawire
Throat: Hot orange hackle fibers
Wing: Mallard duck

Lectric Ducktail - Step 1

Step One Wrap in the hot orange hackle fibers to form the tail. 1/2 body length.

Lectric Ducktail - Step 2

Step Two Attach the medium blue ultrawire that will become the ribbing.

Lectric Ducktail - Step 3

Step Three Form the body from the UV tan dubbing.

Lectric Ducktail - Step 4

Step Four Counter wrap the ribbing wire.

Lectric Ducktail - Step 5

Step Five Tie in the hot orange hackle fibers to form the throat. 1/2 body length.

Lectric Ducktail - Step 6

Step Six Add wing reaching to end of tail.

Completed 'Lectric Ducktail

Step Seven Wrap the head and whip finish.

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