Fly Fishing Information and Updates for New England and Northeastern Fisheries
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Fly of the Week for 3Feb-10Feb
So this week I'm going to post two flies that I've recently tied. The first one, shown above, that fishes well just about all year, is a Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph. I've added a little bit extra to this one.I tied in some pheasant tail and flash-a-bou to create a wing case and emerging wings. This fly worked very well for me a few weeks ago on the Wood River, considering I don't fish nymphs too often.
The one above is a fly that comes off early in the season (about April) and works well on both the Wood and Farmington Rivers. This is a Light Hendrickson Dry. If you notice I've only hackled in front of the wing, to make sure the fly doesn't sit too high in the water.
Hook: Daichi 1100 #16 Dry Fly Hook
Thread: Grey 6/0 Uni-Thread
Tail: Medium Dun Hackle fibers
Body: Cream Hareline dubbin
Wing: Natural Mallard Flank Feathers
Hackle: Metz #2 Dun Hackle
If there are any questions or comments please feel free