Green Drake Emerger
This is a good fly that should work as an imitation for any of the larger mayfly imitations. I've
used it successfully as a Gray Drake imitation on Henry's Fork. Have had very little opportunity
to use it as a Green Drake imitation up to now. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a
decent hatch of the dang bugs so far. I feel that an emergent type pattern should take fish
during the actual hatch, or even during the spinner fall. Soft hackled flies are good cripple
imitations, which are on the water during any mayfly activity. Also, this could probably be tied in
different sizes and colors to imitate other mayfly species, though I've not tried it yet.
Hook: Standard dry fly hook, sizes 8 to 10.
Thread: Olive 6/0.
Tail: Lemon woodduck flank fibers, or mallard dyed woodduck.
Rib: Yellow silk thread (or I like to use gold wire or tinsel).
Body: Olive rabbit dubbing.
Hackle: Dyed olive grizzly hen hackle (I like to use olive dyed