09-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Re: What have you been tying today?
Enjoyed the Green drakes on the Bitterroot a few weeks back. Decided to try a dryish Irish dabbler version. The weather was seriously hot, the hatches sparse, and the fish not even taking a nymph. The thunderstorm came through with wind and rain roughing up the surface of a deep pool. Dabbler style came into its own with some nice cuts. So came up with this experimental version.
Kamasan B-170 #12
Thread: Veevus 16/0
Tail: brown pheasant tail (5-6)
rib: gold tinsel
Abd: white dubbing
palmer hackle: silver badger (Hebert-Miner)
Underwing: 3 fluorescent green CDC feathers
front hackle: 3 turns of badger
Cloak and wing: bronze mallard dyed picric
or alternate version with green french partridge front hackle
Thanks to Finneys flies for the mallard and the fluorescent CDC which is amazing.
Last edited by la_jolla1; 09-13-2012 at 10:06 PM.
Reason: added hook