Hook: TMC7999 #1/0
Thread: UNI 6/0 Red
Tag: UNI-French Medium
Body: first half Lagartun Silk Floss, second half peacock herl
Rib: UNI-French Medium
Wing: Squirrel Tail
Hackle: Whiting Rooster Saddle Grizzly
The Rat series are classic salmon patterns that many variations and adaptations, this rusty rat I haven’t done before because I haven’t had the peacock sword, but with some in house I have to do a series of this as well. The whiting hackle is long and vibrant and will generate just the right movement in the water. A pattern that I should take down to some trout-size hooks as well, not just these big irons!
Hook: Partridge Bomber #4
Thread: UNI 6/0 Brown
Tail: Moose Body Hair Natural
Body: Peacock Herl – UNI red floss – Peacock Herl
Hackle: 2x Whiting Bronze
Wing: Calf Body Hair White
I’m on a Salmon Bomber tying frenzy these days, but I need some other dries for salmon as well, so I figured I could pull this pattern that I’ve used very successfully for trout before up to the big league: on a #4 bomber hook!
Tying this up on size #2 to #8 to put in my salmon-dry box, more about that later. I’m on the lookout for other dries for salmon, so if you have some good tips on what I should have: give me a comment here and let me know!