A combination of deer hair and tightly turned hen hackle over an Antron yarn body gives maximum buoyancy and a lifelike silhouette… At least I hope so!
I am exploring new methods tonight and although these ones appear a little ragged and too wooly, there is enough of a result to push ahead and give them a field test. I shall enlist the help of a trout or two to give me honest feedback.
Materials make a big difference to the performance and durability of a fly. Whilst I strive for the best looking, hardest wearing patterns, I am sure this dry fly will not withstand being chewed! Time will tell, as it always does!
I look forward to reporting back once I have put these to the test in due course.
Thank you for reading – see you back soon!