This is a variation of The Hornberg, originated by Frank Hornberg of Wisconsin. Its a fly thats been in my fly box since I started fly fishing and is a very effective pattern. It is tied in many forms, including the original design of Frank Hornberg, which I'll do a report on later. This is a variation called a Downwing Hornberg, perhaps more of a wet fly, and is tied that way to represent a Golden Stonefly. I have fished these underwater and when pulled to the surface and "popped", and then skitted across the surface will bring a strike. This is a good fly for trout, especially brookies, and LL Salmon. I can't say for sure, but the great State of Maine probably has more anglers who fish the Hornberg more than any other state in the U.S.
Body, Flat Silver Tinsel
Underwing, Yellow Hackle
Wing, Mallard Flank
Cheeks, Jungle Cock
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