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Tying the Al’s Trico

August 6, 2012 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

Tim Flagler ties an Al’s Trico, authored by the influential tier Al Miller of central Pennsylvania, who passed away in 2008. Fussy trout—and trout can be at their fussiest during  a trico hatch—pay close attention to insect size, and the size-24 pattern that Tim ties here is designed to match perfectly.  Flagler includes an interesting idea about leaving the tag end of knot untrimmed to imitate the trico’s split tail.