This Monkey fly is created by Sami Markus and we are happy to be able to share this with you all. Thank you, Sami for sharing “The Markus Monkey” with us. Below you will find the tying description and recipe.
Sami says the tube is 1-inch copper with clear inner tube. Hit mark (butt) is hot orange yarn, ensured with glue. I use copper tube as body, but I make ball from SSS phatakorva bronce dubbing to raise the wing and hackle up. The wings are built from four sections, pink artic fox, two purple temple dog and obvioulsly the Colobus Monkey hair on top. First hackle after dubbing is a pink soft hackle and the second hackle between the two temple dog wings, is purple Guinea fowl. Also, there is the SSS Alta gold flash between the two temple dog wings. Peacock herl on top of everything and jungle cock to side of fly.
The Markus Monkey recipe:
Tube: 1-inch copper with plastic inner tube.
Butt: Hot orange yarn, ensured with glue.
Body: 2/3 cobber tube, 1/3 SSS Phatakorva copper dubbing. Dubbing is made as a big ball to raise the hackle and wing up.
First hackle: Pink soft hackle.
First wing: Pink arctic fox.
Second hackle: Purple Guinea Fowl.
Second wing: Purple Temple Dog.
Flash: SSS Alta gold.
Third wing: Purple temple dog.
Fourth wing: Colobus Monkey hair.
Top: Peacock herl.
Cheeks: Jungle cock.