THE GIRL IN THE STRING BIKINI - Readers cast (Neil Travis) - Apr 25, 2011
THE GIRL IN THE STRING BIKINI
It was an idyllic summer day; an early June day wrapped in a robin egg blue sky and washed by a sweet smelling southern breeze with a hint of sweet fern and moist earth. It was a day to be on a trout stream, waist deep in cold flowing water, sparking water, dappled water flowing through a green tunnel of trees.
Story Within The Story....
Neil M. Travis and James (Castwell) Birkholm where best of flyfishing buddies, in Michigan long before the Birkholms and Travis families moved to Montana. In Neil's Reader's Cast "The Girl in the String Bikini", Neil mention the "Nearanuf" fly pattern that Neil used when first taking up flyfishing when living in Michigan.
James Birkholm wrote a "Fly of the Week" on the "Nearanuf", back in January 1998. As much as I like looking at pretty girls wearing bikinis, I would like to know whom taught whom, how to dress the Nearanuf" fly pattern? ~Parnelli
Hook: Any dry fly hook: 12, 14, 16, 18.
Thread: 6/0 dark thread.
Wing: Lemon wood duck, split and upright.
Tail: Two stripped grizzly hackles, flared and tied extra long.
Body: Quill from peacock eye.
Hackle: Mixed dark ginger and grizzly.