Originally Posted by ChrisinselwynNZ
Very nice I like the segmented abdomin it will be killer
The above pattern came about as a result of this VERY successful pattern, from Craig Matthews, that I use in the Spring and Fall on the Owens River here in CA:
HOOK: TMC 5262 #14-#18, TMC 3761 #14- # 20, Daiichi 1560 #14-# 18
THREAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0 sheer, Black
BODY: 1/3 Strand Chartreuse Zelon or 1/2 strand spooled Antron, twisted
WING: White Zelon
NOTE* Sometimes I will mix in a strand of Pearl Krystal Flash or Olive Krystal Flash twisted into the Antron or Zelon...
I will use this pattern (SERENDer) in March and April as a dropper under the standard March Brown soft hackle...those guys are clingers, so the nymphs are most readily available just as emergence begins. In colder water, they emerge from the nymphal form at the bottom of the water column...as the water warms, they emerge higher up...weight accordingly and find da' sweet spot.I believe the segmentation effect is a definite trigger
That Guide Serendipity is a real killer during the "Mother's Day Hatch"...
...Owens River, CA...