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    Default Dark Side

    When fishing dries into a glare, being able to see the pattern is often more important than the actual pattern fished. This is when a very dark pattern often is the best choice.





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    Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Body: Darning yarn, single ply, medium grey
    Wing/stubs: Snowshoe hare, dyed dark brown
    Hackle: Grizzly, dyed dark dun


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    Hans,
    During what hatch would you fish that pattern in a size 14?
    Thanks,
    Byron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron haugh View Post
    During what hatch would you fish that pattern in a size 14?
    Byron,

    Any mayfly hatch - adjust size as needed. As I tried to convey, the key is to be able to see the pattern when fishing into a glare. Without seeing the pattern, one cannot hope to fish it well.

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    Thanks Hans. I understood that point. Just wondered about the insect being imitated.

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    right . or do what many guides do, fish 2 drys at a time using one fly with a natural color and the other with a light or dark wing depending on conditions of glare
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