In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie an Undertaker steelhead fly pattern which was originated by Wayne Duncan for Atlantic Salmon.

It has since become a very attractive fly for steelhead fishing.  Take a look at this link if you want to see Wayne recite poetry while tying one of his flies (sorry for the poor audio quality).

Click Here to watch the Undertaker video:


Undertaker Fly Material List

Thread:  Size 70 Ultra Thread black

Hook:  Dai-Riki #899 size 6

Tag:  Flat Silver Tinsel

Body (back 1/2):  1/2 chartreuse floss and 1/2 hot red floss

Body (Front 1/2):  Peacock

Rib:  Gold oval tinsel

Hackle:  Black Saddle

Wing:  Black Calftail


I hope you enjoyed that video and hope you had a chance to check out Wayne’s Robert Service poem recital while tying his rusty rat pattern.  Here’s a link from Davie on the Rusty Rat pattern ==>> The Rusty Rat.

When I told my dad about Wayne and the poetry he didn’t get it fully but he was able to recite the Robert Service poem that I was describing on the spot.

Take a listen here of Johnny Cash doing The Cremation of Sam McGee:

There’s something about these old stories and the history of fly tying.  I also love Johnny Cash as you may have guessed.

I’ll be tying the Rusty Rat soon so keep your eyes peeled.

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