Still waiting for AlanB's version which he said is coming soon.
Decided to tie one using Snowshoe Hare for wings and abdomen.
I think all the ties are quite good if not excellent and I would keep the wing and hackle as it is, but they should be changed because based on the picture of the actual fly - they are not ribbed either brown or yellow - they are striped. I think the underside is all yellow (light olive). If the fly is to be ribbed, I think it should be yellow ribbed with brown. BUT -
I think it would be more accurate to tie in 3 dark brown hairs for the tail leaving the butts not tied down. Then trap the three hairs with every other wrap of the LightOL dubbing to make the alternate striped effect on the dorsal side.
I would comply with a picture but I just got back from 4 days of bass fishing in central Ontario, so can't get out the tying kit just now.
Thanks Greg. Look forward to your version as well.
The use of snowshoe hare in this version was just to see if the materials would work. In the next iteration, I would use a bright olive dyed hare for the abdomen. Didn't have one available today.
I sure like the float capabilities of snowshoe and don't see it used much in fly patterns.
Last edited by Byron haugh; 08-22-2013 at 03:45 AM.
I just re-watched a DVD done by the Harrop Family of Idaho. In it, Rene introduces his son, Shane, who demonstrates a Mayfly CDC Dun. In this case, a Green Drake. For the body, they use an olive dyed goose primary feather "quill" (as commonly called).
Last edited by Byron haugh; 08-22-2013 at 08:14 PM.
Still awaiting AlanB's pattern of a Small Western Green Drake.
I thought I might apply the Zelon to such a Flav pattern for the faster water.
While tying this, I was reminded of a ribbing technique I learned from Bob Jacklin that I never see the "famous" tiers employ in their videos which involves ribbing a fly.
Bob's tip is to make at least one wrap of the dubbing BEHIND the ribbing material before dubbing forward. His belief is that it made the ribbing more "natural" looking. I try to remember to do that when ribbing a fly. Not sure how much difference it makes, but he made a point of mentioning it, so I follow that advice.
Last edited by Byron haugh; 09-30-2013 at 08:05 PM.
I think Jacklin's idea regarding ribbing can be seen in this fly.
Just to keep Byron happy here is a version with apologies to Marc Petitjean.