Sunday, February 03, 2013

A Favorite Oldie Pattern

Black Drake (Swimming Nymph)
Source: Popular Fly Patterns, by Terry Hellekson, Page 160 (publish date 1977)
Originator: Polly Rosborough, Chiloquin Oregon
Tied By: ???
Hook: Mustad 38941 3XL (I prefer a Mustad 9672 hook or equivalent, LoJ)
Size: 10
Thread: Gray 9041 Nymo (I use Gray or Iron Gray 6/0 UNI-Thread, LoJ)  
Tail: Speckled Guinea Fibers Tied Short
Body: Dubbed Beaver Belly E/W Guard Hairs
Legs: Speckled Guinea Fibers Tied In Each Side And Pointed Downward
Wing: Black Ostrich Small Bunch
Head: Tying Thread
This is one of my nymph patterns in Colorado's North Park, Lake John and Delaney Buttes.

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