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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




Trout in the tunnel

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t own a car, so living in Oslo with access to public transportation I love the fact that places like this is available within a very short travel from downtown Oslo. The day was spent drinking coffee next to the stream, fishing for small trout with this quill & hackle pattern, but when I got to this tunnel (it goes underneath a road) I was stuck… I tried a lot of differnent midges and mayflies, but nothing would appear or be interested in anything. Then I put on a white/green variation of the CDC&Deer  and instantly I had 3 trouts on: all taking just in the exit of this tunnel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith all the foam you had to hit outside the patches of white, if not the fly was just hidden by it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor rivers like this (if you get a 500g trout here it is big!) I bring my Sage TXL-F #1 and Click 1. A great combination to get out those #18/#22 with a 6x/7x tippet underneath branches and trees along the river.