Hook: TMC 100BL #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Body: Hareline Hare’s Ear Brown/Dark Olive, Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange
Wing: CDC & Deer in different colors
Following up on my post a while back when I started on re-filling my boxes before summer: next up here are 3 rows of CDC&Deer tied on a barbless TMC 100BL #16 hook. These will be good for my #0 and #1 rod when going after small brook trout. I have two rows of barbless left where I will do #12 with the center row color-combination before I start on the other side of the box that will match this, but not with barbless hooks.
The green row to the left is the one that I had most success with last summer:
Have a slight OCD when it comes to filling my boxes:
Body: Hareline Premium Deer Hair
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown
Whiskers: Hares Mask whiskers
Massive big dryfly on tube! Didn’t get the body perfect, but I need a better scissor to do my trimming. This is going to be a fun fly to test this autumn when the trout is hungry and feeding on mice, and if I get a chance to throw this in a salmon river I’ll definitely test it out.
In hand for scale:
Tail: Hareline Para Post Wing White
Body: Hareline Premium Deer, Genetic Cock Saddle Green Highlander, Whiting Bronze brown
I was browsing youtube today and I watched a couple of videos involving salmon taking bombers in the surface. So: since this blog is all about testing out new things I had to test this out. The first attempt below was on a Dairiki 899 #1/0 and the deer hair wasn’t all that good, but I tried again on a tube (to see how that works out), and the above fly was much better stacked when it came to the deer hair and the hackle was more even.
In smaller variants this will be great for trout in rivers where you need to attract a lot of attention, so, will tie up some in smalleer (#6/#8) to bring along this summer when troutseason is starting again.
Hook: 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
Trout view: I really like the profile from underneath
Side view: the raised wings will make this fly sit low in the water
Hook: 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
A bit dark, but a shot from the front:
The profile from underneath: the Hare’s Ear dubbing with the added bling will behave very good