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Long Winged Emerger

dryfly.me.2014.01.08.emergerHook: Daiichi 1167 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Yellow
Body: Hareline Hare-Tron Dubbin Pale Yellow, UTC Ultra Wire SM Gun Metal Blue
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dubbin Dark Olive
Wing: 3xCDC Dark Olive

This low-hanging emerger is a very good fly to keep when targeting trout: the hook will break the surface tension and sit low in the water while the CDC will keep it afloat. A few drops of floatant (don’t put anything on the body!) will keep this in perfect position. I chose a long and fat wing on this to be able to float it down a river and keep it as low as possible in the water. The white body with the blue rib is a good visual clue, I could go without ribbing to loose some weight, but with the amount of CDC on this fly that should not be needed.

dryfly.me.2014.01.08.emerger_corkThis pattern could do well with a dark body and white CDC wings

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#20 Snowshoe Emerger

dryfly.me.2014.01.04.snowshoeHook: TMC 2488 #20
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Polishquills Stripped Peacock Eye Quill Orange
Thorax: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly Golden Yellow
Wing:  Snowshoe Rabbit Feet Aurivilli

The TMC 2488 is a great hook to tie these small emergers on: they are 3X wide – much easier to tie in on and will hook better than other hooks in this size. The Fly-Rite Extra fine dubbing again shows how good it is for creating a slim thorax on sub-20 hooks: it is my go-to dubbing that I should keep some more colors of available.

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3-wing emerger

dryfly.me.2013.12.31.3-wingHook: Daiichi 1167 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: UNI-Mylar Peacock #16, Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Bleached
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Chocolate Brown
Wings: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Bleached

Found this interesting 3-wing emerger pattern on facebook and thought I would have a go at it. The original image was not particularly detailed, so I winged it in terms of execution. Since this was the first attempt some of the details came out a bit wrong, but I like the overall idea behind this one.

The top view: there is a lot of deer hair in this one, it should float very good

dryfly.me.2013.12.31.3-wing_topTrout view: I really like the profile from underneath

dryfly.me.2013.12.31.3-wing_bottomSide view: the raised wings will make this fly sit low in the water

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Emerger – two-tone-body

dryfly.me.2013.12.18.emergerHook: Daiichi 1167 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 white
Tail: Sparkle Organza
Body: polishquills stripped peacock orange, Hareline Hare-Tron Pale Yellow
Wing: Whiting Bronze Brown, Wapsi polypropylene

A experiment in having a two-tone body on a emerger hook: it gives the impression of something in mid-hatch. Not very impressed with the hackle on this one – it got on top of eachother and it points up, but: for a something I’m fishing with this is of no big concern for me.

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Deer & CDC Emerger

dryfly.me.2013.12.08.emergerHook: TMC 2457 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Sparkle Organza Dun
Body: Polishquills  Stripped Peacock Orange
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dark Olive
Wing: Hareline Premium Deer Natural Brown, 2x CDC Dark Olive

I keep experimenting with the stripped peacock from polishquills and for a up-right emerger I would normally do either CDC or deer for the wing, but for this one I combine the two with a supporting layer of deer behind the CDC to see how it will behave. The sparkle organza tail will serve as a good attractor. This should sit nice and low in the water and for a slow-flowing river this will be a sure bet next summer.

From behind: the deer should help support the fly in a upright position

dryfly.me.2013.12.08.emerger_backA bit dark, but a shot from the front:

dryfly.me.2013.12.08.emerger_frontThe profile from underneath: the Hare’s Ear dubbing with the added bling will behave very good

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