19 hours ago
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
If I ever cross paths with Ben Romans I am gonna buy that man a beer! I have been working my way through his book Montana's Best Fly Fishing. In his section on the Madison River he mentions this fly. I tied up a dozen and got them wet this weekend. This pattern out fished everything else I fished two to one so it has earned a permanent spot in my box. You can find a review on the book on the Chronicle Outdoors blog.
Here is the pattern as described in the book.
Hook: #14-18 Tiemco 5262
Thread: Brown 6/0 Danville
Tail: Eight fibers of mallard dyed woodduck gold
Body: Six fibers of brown pheasant tail, covered in super glue (I omitted the super glue)
Rib: Counter wrapped gold wire
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub
Wing case/legs: Light blue dun midge flash
Hackle: Natural gray CDC
Collar: Dark Hare's Ear Plus dubbing