A follow-up from this mornings post on wetfly for trout: the combination red/black/silver is a combination that don’t go to wrong when it comes to trout. These are rather large (#6 Mustad S60-3399A) and can be used for both seatrout and grayling as well!
Trying to keep the front as sparse as possible: two turns is enough of the red hackle
A body-hackle with reverse-rib over the hackle to keep it in place.
The 3 variations on red/black:
Hook: Mustad S60-3399A #6
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tag: UNI-Mylar #16
Tail: Foxtail Hen Neck
Rib: UNI-Mylar #16
Hackle: Whiting Rooster Cape Black
I was looking at the Black Prince wetfly pattern, but didn’t have black wing material but I liked the pattern and combination, so: I could call this a no-wing Black Prince! It turned out better than I thought and will work great for trout and grayling. This just shows that you really don’t need everything in a pattern to get started on it, you can omit something, add something, and still end up with something that will really catch fish!