The pattern I'm presenting today is the dry fly version of the
famous wet fly. It's an attractor fly with obvious origins from
somewhere in the Catskill Mountains. Admittedly, my attempts
to locate some history of this fly have proved fruitless. The only
info I could locate was from an obscure Catskill web site and a
few general patterns listed in 'Perrault's'. But, since I'm fishing the
Catskill's this summer I have a renewed interest in flies from that
area of the country. I hope you find this attractive fly worthy of
a small spot in your fly box.
Hook: Mustad #94844 or #94833 Sizes: 10-12
1. Tie in a good thread base.
2. Tie in the Lemon Wood fibers for the tail.
3. Tie in both the Brown Hackle for the rib and the Orange Floss for the body at the same time. The reason will become obvious, shortly.
4. Now, wrap the Orange Floss body and tie it off. If you desire to lacquer the body, this is probably the appropriate time to do so. Let it dry before proceeding.
5. Tie in the Lemon Wood Duck wings, upright and divided.
6. Wrap the Brown Hackle Rib (4 or 5 turns). Tie off the rib. By tying it in earlier, you are now able to wrap the rib without backing the thread down the body. It makes for a much cleaner looking tie.
7. Tie in the Brown Hackle.
8. Wrap the hackle in the normal manner. Tie off, whip finish the head and add your head cement.
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