Wet Flies


By Cary Morlan*

    Hook:  Mustad 9049.

    Thread/Head:  Danville's 6/0 waxed fluorescent orange.

    Tail:  1 orange and 1 red hackle tips.

    Body:  Medium flat pearl tinsel.

    Thorax:  Hot orange chenille.

    Hackle:  1 orange and 1 red saddle hackle.

This pattern started out to be a Laser Egg but lack of certain materials influenced me to doctor the pattern. After the fusion of orange and red, and due to the regional proximity to orchard country here in central Washington State, I have tied a Nectarine.

Start the thread and wind to the rear, tying in the hackle tips. Wrap the thread back up to the 2/3 mark, making sure to cover the hook shank. Tie in the pearl tinsel and wind to the rear and back covering well. I use Hard As Nails at this point to strengthen the tinsel. Tie in the chenille and use two full wraps. Tie off and tie in one orange and one red hackle and wrap 3-4 times. Finish the fly as usual.

*About Cary Morlan - AKA Linemender

Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Marine, Mailman, Spud Truck Driver, Fly Fisher, 12 Stepper, High Wire Walker, Story Teller, Good Listener, Flower Smeller, Intellectual in Training, Practicing Humanitarian, and Aspiring Author.

I'm a native of Central Washington who spent 28 yrs in the Seattle Area before getting the opportunity to return to my roots, Moses Lake, Washington, in 1996. Since leaving the salmon and steelhead behind my focus has been on the trout of Rocky Ford Creek and the bass and bluegill of the Columbia Basin.

I have been happily married to Margaret, the most tolerant woman I know, for 29 years. We have two fine young sons, 24 and 19 in Shane and Eric.

I am partial to FAOL fish-ins and trips to Montana to fish with my favorite fishing partner, my younger brother Mike. I look forward to spending more time with my family and my favorite pasttime, flyfishing come October, 2003, when I will retire from the Post Office with 35 years of service.

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