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CaseyPJune 29th, 2009, 9:58 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
earlier in the spring, this site helped me create a very effective emerger fly for the green drake hatch. the wings were made of a mixture of yellow and olive antron yarn to try to duplicate the color Jason caught in the photographs.

now the idea for a wet fly for the same hatch occurs to me. are there any birds that have natural olive and/or yellow feathers to use as wet-fly hackle? is there any other substance with a slight sheen that could act as wet fly hackle?
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
TaxonJune 29th, 2009, 12:58 pm
Site Editor
Royse City, TX

Posts: 1350

Good grief. Where did you scrounge up that word?

Anyway, if you can't find natural feathers in that color, what about using dyed feathers? One thought which came to mind was the wet hackle used on an Olive Willy.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
CaseyPJune 29th, 2009, 7:46 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
the hackle on Olive Willy is perfect. thank you!

Good grief. Where did you scrounge up that word?

we had no television when i was young, but we did have a complete set of Kipling and a mother who loved to read out loud. once you get your infant tongue around "a man of infinite resource and sagacity" there is no turning back. my other favorite is antediluvian, as in "I must get over my antediluvian aversion to dyed feathers."

hey, at least lovely old long words aren't banned around here...;-)

"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
SofthackleJune 30th, 2009, 6:49 am
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Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Hi Casey,
A soft-hackle emerger, in my opinion, would work well for the Green Drake. I tied one up a few years back, but it can always stand some improvement. Here's a where you can find the recipe.

Green Drake Emerger

"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders:
CaseyPJuly 2nd, 2009, 11:03 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
what a nifty pattern! thanks for the recipe, and for the idea for a hackle made of "real" feathers the right color. my daughter works at A.C.Moore, a mega craft store, so i'll take a look there as well for something sort-of-brownish-yellowish with spots. once you get into the idea that color really matters, life gets very complicated, doesn't it!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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