Joe Fox ties a Catskill style Red Quill


Joe Fox of Dette Trout Flies in Roscoe, NY demonstrates how he ties a classic Catskill style Red Quill dry fly.

Hook: Standard dry-fly hook (here a Daiichi 1170), sizes 12-16.
Thread: 8/0 or 70 Denier, white.
Wing: Two matching wood-duck flank feathers.
Tails: Medium-dun hackle fibers.
Abdomen: Quill from a Rhode Island red hackle feather, soaked.
Hackle: Two medium-dun feathers, slightly different colors.
Coating: Thin coat of varnish or head cement over the abdomen.

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