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Monday, March 3, 2008

Hexagenia

The Barrett Hex

This large nymph pattern is excellent for still water fishing, but don't steer away from fishing it in moving water, especially on the swing!


Recipe:
Hook: Streamer Fly #8-12
Thread: uni Camel 6/0
Hackle (legs): short cock, one or two palmered wraps
Wingcase: turkey feather segment folded forward
Back: turkey feather folded forward
Body: tan hares ear plus dubbing
Underbody: short cock (webby section folded forward)
Rib: gold wire
Tail: 2 wild boar fibres
Weight: 1 layer of lead free wire

2 comments:

Steve Dobson March 5, 2008 at 3:03 PM  

Good looking flies. You are right about fast water and deep sunk nymphs. The problem is detecting the take. I was always told to "fish the dangle" meaning after the swing, just let it hang there a while before starting your retrieve. Works often enough to be worth a try.

Great photo of the flies. How about writing a little bit sometime about how you get those great shots?

Cheers,
Steve

baraz March 5, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

I know what ya mean.....I always let it hang for several seconds or longer even before I toss again. I like to twitch it while its hanging there as well, and try to get it to appear as though its emerging, or breaking the surface anyways.

I'll come up with something about taking shots of flies. It can be difficult for sure!

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