Deer Hair Emerger (DHE)
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.