Fly of the Month - June, 2017
Root Beer Emerger
The Root Beer Midge was developed by tier, Mike Swederska. It can be a life saver during a hatch at Bennett Springs or on other waters. It works great when trout or sipping and not really breaking the surface. Only use silicone on the hackle to keep the fly up and dry. Let the body soak up the water and sink. The fly is very hard to see on the water as the sun goes down, so play the take. After every fish, use desiccant on the whole fly. The best size is 18, but a size 20 probably would be taken just as readily.
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|Hook:||Dai Riki #125 size 16-20 / Daiichi 1160 size 18-20.|
|Thread:||Ultra Thread 70 Denier Rusty Brown.|
|Tail:||Hare Line, Root Beer Crystal Flash five pieces.|
|Ribbing:||Fine Copper Wire.|
|Under Wing:||Hare Line Root Beer Crystal Flash five Pieces.|
|Thorax:||Tying thread and the black of the furnace hackle.|
- Start the thread two eyes back.
- Tie in the Root Beer Crystal flash and the Fine Copper wire. Donít cut the flash off at the front of the fly. Use this for the under wing.
- Form a nice tapered body for the pattern.
- Wrap the wire up the body with even segmentation.
- Wrap forward and back over the Crystal flash to create a layer back over the under wing. Be sure to keep the thorax flat for the Furnace hackle. Cut the length of the under wing at the end of the body. Make the tail as close to the same length as the under wing.
- Tie in the Furnace Hackle shinny side up. Palmer the hackle with touching stem wraps forward. Tie off and create a nice tapered head.
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