Deer Hair Emerger (DHE)

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Trout at twilight -

Hook Size 10-12 Sproat All-pur­pose Grub Thread Yel­low Sem­per­fli Nano 12/0 Rib Olive-brown Danville’s 6/0 Fly­mas­ter Body Ve­niard Aus­tralian opos­sum dub­bing Wing Bleached or dyed dark dun deer/elk hair and pale dun CDC fi­bres Tho­rax Spiky hare/squir­rel fur, well picked out

Bob Wy­att’s DHE cov­ers a wide range of up­winged flies. This ty­ing is suited to the larger up­wings ex­pected on sum­mer evenings. Al­though Bob ad­vo­cates deer hair, I find it eas­ier to work with bull elk. The bleached hair stands out in fad­ing light. Ex­tra CDC fi­bres make a softer, busy pro­file for trout hold­ing in smooth wa­ter.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.