A good buddy and I are gonna head up into the Uintas and try to milk one last weekend out of the high country before the winter starts to hit. I think the plan is to hike into some lake and try to catch some brookies. The renegade has lost some popularity but it is still one of the best high country flies I know of. It just flat works and is a pretty little fly.
Renegade - Trout Fly
Hook: TMC 900BL #14-18
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni
Tag: Flat Gold Tinsel
Rear Hackle: Brown
Front Hackle: White
|Step 1: Tie in tinsel.|
|Step 2: Take 3 wraps of tinsel and tie off.|
|Step 3: Tie in brown hackle.|
|Step 4: Wrap hackle forward and tie off.|
|Step 5: Tie in peacock and wrap the peacock around your tying thread.|
|Step 6: Wrap the thread (with the peacock around it) forward and tie off.|
|Step 7: Tie in white hackle.|
|Step 8: Wrap hackle and tie off. Head cement.|
I think reinforcing the peacock herl and using head cement are both key to this fly since a lot of times you catch a lot of fish in mountain lakes and these steps help keep your fly in one piece. Go fish.