Thursday, May 23, 2013
The H.O.H. dun and the sulphur hatch.
My friend Tom tied up some duns in a variant style, with the trimmed hackle for bodies. I thought they looked pretty cool. So I decided to twist up a thorax dun. I figured why not do a favorite dry fly pattern of mine and seeing how the hackle was getting trimmed for the body the v cut hackle just made sense to me.
On the way to the water I was being buzzed by sulphur duns and spinners flying about. I just hoped the rain would hold out long enough for me to get a trout or two.
I hooked several fish and one was very large as i couldnt really move the fish with my 2 wt. haha. The fly popped on that fish and I remembered why I didnt use mustad hooks anymore...... I ran out of daiichi 1100 in 14! and had some mustad laying around.
I'm not a great photographer by any means! but I'm no photographer at all in the dark! But you can still make out the fly. The proofs in the pudding as they say. I will do a tutorial of this technique very soon. And my daiichi hooks should be on there way! Thank you J.W trout