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Default Re: 24" Ohio Largemouth - Hexagenia Hatch

Originally Posted by jaybo41 View Post
Looks like you have a winner with that fly. What a great fish you landed, congrats on that. I'd love to see a photo of the pattern you used and the recipe if you don't mind.
The pattern I tied is based on Harry Murray's Mr. Rapidan Skater that he introduced to me a decade or so ago. I also tie a cream and white version that does well during the day, but this is my night version when the hexagenia are taking off the water.

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Hook: Size 8 Mustad 9672 Streamer Hook
Thread: Danville 6/0. A little heavy for dry, but I like it on my bass flies. It is probably 140-170 denier.
Tail: Brown Kiptail
Body: Light Antron Dubbing, Palmered Chartreuse Grizzly Hackle
Wing: Yellow Kiptail
Hackle: Brown
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