Project for a good tier
I found my Bob Jacklin style Green Drake pretty effective in late June. His has an olive/green body with a yellow ribbing of silk.
I caught the Green Drake, below, while fishing the hatch. I noticed the body is more like an olive/green/yellow body ribbed in a light brown......
Anyway, I am trying different combinations to more nearly represent the body of the fly.
I would LIKE for a really good tier to help me out on this. Not with suggestions, but with a photo of a completed fly and the dressing used. I want a fly tied in Compardun style.
Below the photo of the actual Green Drake is my first attempt (shown wet) as it might appear to the trout.
Anyone interested in helping??
Second attempt (dry)
It'll be a couple of days days but I think something could be done. Could you give me an idea of size please.
Thanks. These, I usually tie on a size 12 dry fly.
I'm not one of the good tyers but had to try to tie a couple. Interested to see the flies that are posted.
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Byron, I was also fortunate enough to fish the green drakes, on a different river than you though. My flies are tied like the sparkle duns from Blue Ribbon Flies except slightly greener. To me the underside is greenish olive with a yellow segmentation.
One more I tied today.
Gene, thanks for that. I too tie and fish Sparkle Dun patterns for both the Green Drake and the smaller Flav.
I was just looking at something a little different.
This one I tied this morning, is one that I think I like and am anxious to try it and compare its efficiency against other patterns.
Nice job, appreciate your suggestions.
One I tied this morning - from the side and from below:
Nice tie Byron, as they all are. I'll stay with my yellow rib but I'm interested in adding the hackle. The tail is that moose or yearling elk?
Thanks Gene. In this one, the body is brown with a yellow/olive dubbing rib.
The tails are moose mane.