Gone Astray
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
1 month ago

Not where I intended to go. Happens sometimes.

This started out as a Wulff style Eastern Green Drake.

Oh well, now it’s a size 10 “something or other”. LOL

Michael Scarpino
1 month ago

Still looks like a great drake Bill. I do like the way it turned out and I would fish it for sure.

Bill Trublubug
1 month ago

What we always say @Scarpino The fish can decide. 😁

FlyChef
1 month ago

I think it is a very nice drake for fast water

Bill Trublubug
1 month ago

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.

FlyChef
1 month ago

@Bill Trublubug here in Scandinavia we often trim the hackle under the hook to make the fly ride in the surface film rather thab on it, like the Superpuppen and Dyret. Might be worth a try.

Bill Trublubug
1 month ago

@PeterMartinussen 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? I appreciate you sharing your expertise with me. It’s the main reason I come to the Fly Flasher site. I like learning about everyone’s experiences.

Michael hackwith
1 month ago

I like that .. maybe add some green flash in the tail....I don't know 😉😁...but looks grand

FlyChef
1 month ago

@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.

Doug Long
1 month ago

I like it

Steven S
1 month ago

I’d fish it fore sure👍

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