Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Experimenting with the options

I agree that a well presented fly outweighs the importance of pattern, but I like to try out new ideas and experiment with materials a little - some which stick and other that get left behind. There are so many options. Here are a few more soft hackled flies:

Quill Rib Drowned Dun

Hook: Grip 14723BL #12
Thread: Powersilk 10/0 olive
Body: Flttened powersilk
Thorax: Wapsi Superfine, pale evening dun
Hackle: Whiting hen, dun

Pale Baetis:

Hook: Grip 14723BL #16
Thread: Benecchi 12/0 yellow
Tail: Coq de Leon
Body: Natural Stone Awesome Possum
Rib: Fine silver wire
Hackle: Ewing hen, grizzly olive

Orange Peel:

Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
Thread: Sheer, tan 14/0
Tail: Coq de Leon
Body: Golden Stone Awesome Possum
Thorax: Orange Awesome Possum
Hackle: Coq de Leon hen, dyed light olive.

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