Sandys Chaddy 477 Step By Step Fly Tying Pattern

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Sandys Chaddy 477 - Chadwicks 477 Hare Lug Fly

In true homage to Frank Sawyer Sandy Dickson developed the Chaddy 477 this fly uses Semperfli Chadwicks 477 substitute which is the closest substitute of the original Chadwicks 477 material that we have found. This is a really deadly Grayling fly! Buy it here

Sandys Chaddy 477 Fly Pattern Tying Materials

Hook: Grub Hook Size 12 to 18

Chaddy 477

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Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk Ultra 30D 18/0 Olive
Rib: Ultrafine 0.1mm Body Wire Thin Copper
Bead: None
Legs: None


Thorax Cover: None


Wing Post: None
Wing Case: None
Collar: None
Hackle: Hares Ear Dubbed
Tail: None
Body: Semperfli Chadwicks 477 Substitute optional Lead Wire for weighted version of the fly

Sandys Chaddy 477 Pattern Step By Step Tying Difficulty 2/5

Wind on your Nano Silk giving a base layer across the hook and back to the middle of the bend of the hook
Tie In the wire to form the ribbing. If you are wanting a weighed fly add the weighted lead strip to the body forming a "bulge" for form the body. Take the Nano Silk thread to the bend of the hook
Tie in the Chadwicks 477 substitute to the bend of the hook and wind the Nano Silk back to the eye of the hook.
Wind the Chadwicks 477 substitute to the eye of the hook and back down the body. You can return part the way (half) up and down the hook to complete the bulge of the body of the Hare Lug fly. Tie off with Nano Silk and trim the excess.
In open turns in wind the wire forward to the eye of the hoo. Tie off and break off the excess wire. Don't use scissors as it leaves a sharp edge, simply move the wire back and forwards and it will snap.
Either wind the hares ear dubbing or split the Nano Silk and twist in the hares ear dubbing. Twist the dubbing around the eye to form the buggy hackle.
Your fly is finished, deadly for grayling.

Phil Boden
11 April 2015  |  7:36

Very good guides. More please!

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