Time to fill up the catskill box with some more double-slip wings. I recently ordered some silk from Ken Sawada in Japan, and made sure to add a pink silk for this exact pattern. The double-slip needs some work, but for fishing purposes these should work great!
A great little pattern from flugiskeinorden.se – a Swedish flyfishing/tying magazine.
Hook: Partridge Ideal Dry #12
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk
Tail: Whiting Bronze Brown
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown&Grizzly
Testing out the new beaver dubbing I made earlier this week.
Hook: TMC 2488 #16
Thread: Semperfli Nano silk 12/0
Tail: Swiss CDC Dark Dun
Body: Beaver underfur dubbing
Wing post: CDC White
Hackle: Whiting Hebert Bronze Saddle
I saw the usage of a CDC puff as tail somewhere, don’t know where, but I have had some puffs that I’ve wanted to put to use for a while. The TMC hook got that good curve and will sit nicely in the surface, even though it is too long until season starts again around here to test that out anytime soon….