Thanks to all for the compliments.
@PeterMartinussen you are dead on. This was originally intended for fast water as a Green Drake dun. I ended up using the wrong materials but the body is made to be unsinkable.
It’s made by wrapping a narrow strip of electronics packaging foam around the shank to give bulk and flotation. I covered it with a creamy superdry dubbing. The hackle was tied sparsely and extra long. Like all prototypes, I’ll fiddle with it some more.
Hi Peter. I do the same thing myself regarding trimming the lower hackle at times. Usually this is done at streamside in response to last second refusals. Quite often the refusals turn to takes when the trout want the fly “in” the surface film not on it. They can be “picky” little rascals don’t you think?
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@Bill Trublubug yes absolutely, streamside fly trimming is a great way to avoid tying a million minor variations of each pattern. I normally dont tie many fast water patterns as we tend to lack real fast water here in Denmark. But I did bring some to Sweden last summer, we had the driest summer in living memory last year and I only caught two small grayling and a one little brown, but a great trip nonetheless.
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