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Hairwing Salmon – Yellow Body

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Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets Orange
Body: UNI-Floss Yellow, UNI Mylar Tinsel SM
Wing: Hair that was in my box, unknown origin, 4 strands of Sparkle Organza
Head: Ostrich
Throat: Golden Pheasant Tippets Orange

When I explore a pattern I normally try out different colors to see how they come together. This one is the same as the Hairwing Salmon that I did yesterday, but with a yellow body.

Hairwing Salmon

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Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets Orange
Body: UNI-Floss Black, UNI Mylar Tinsel SM
Wing: Hair that was in my box, unknown origin, 4 strands of Sparkle Organza
Head: Ostrich
Throat: Golden Pheasant Tippets Orange

A hairwing single-hook salmon fly that should work well once the hairwing gets wet, the tail and throat should also be good visual indicators. I have no idea where the hair in the wing comes from: I have some samples in my box that I just don’t know the origin of, but they work well!

 

Yellow Mayfly

dryfly.me.2013.11.06.mayfly_mallardHook: Allen D103BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Yellow
Tail: Golden Pheasant
Body: UNI-Floss Br.Yellow, UTC Ultra Wire Silver
Wing: Two Mallard Flank feathers
Hackle: Whiting Bronze

For my first fishingtrip to northern Norway I bought a big, bright, yellow Mayfly that, when I got it in my mailbox, was so big I would never think it would actually fish (this was in my first year as a flyfisher). Yesterday I was going through some boxes and found it again: I did fish it, and I did get fish on it, but I had forgotten about it.

This pattern has the big mallard flank wings that can easily spin when throwing, but for shorter casts and in the right hatch this fly will be great to have available!

Two things with this attempt:

  1. the flosswork in front of the tail – you can see the thread
  2. the wings should have had a better split to see that there are indeed two mallard feathers tied in

dryfly.me.2013.11.06.mayfly_mallard_frontTwo versions with different tails:

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