Monday, January 30, 2006

The Forage Fly

This is a great fly to use when fishing for trout and steelhead. Fish it dead drift or on the swing. It resembles a little bit of everything - hex, crawdad, leech, minnow.

The recipe is as follows-

Eyes - brass or lead dumbells
Tail - Tan rabbit strip
body - eyelash yarn
collar - hackle

The secret to this fly is the use of eyelash yarn. It comes in alot of styles and colors. Try to find some that contains mohair, for some reason it seems to outpreform other materials. Also I like to use yarn that contains some tinsel, it gives a very subdued flash to the fly.


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