Friday, February 5, 2016

Fly Tying: Rocky Ford Dries

The weather at Rocky Ford today is to be 45 degrees and sunny. I plan to be there. I tied up two more patterns to add to my arsenal. I'm hoping that warmish weather will inspire some dry fly action.


Lady McConnell
Hook: dry fly standard #14
Thread: black
Tail: white antron, sparse, overlaid with grizzly hackle tip
Body: golden brown ice dub
Shellback: natural deerhair
Hackle: grizzly

This is usually tied small, #16 to 20, but I find that
the Rocky Ford Rainbows are not overly finicky when it comes to size.
I also have some #18 griffith's gnats if I need to go smaller.



Pale Yellow Stimulator
Hook: dry fly humped shank 2X long #10
Thread: black
Tail and Wing: natural deerhair
Body: pale yellow dubbing; brown hackle, palmered
Hackle: brown

I tied this one small, but, as is the way with stimulators,
a variety of sizes work in various situations. This one imitates
the little stimulator that prompted a dead drift take on my last trip
by the best fish I've caught at Rocky Ford this year.

3 comments:

  1. I have to buy flies like a stimulator. My fingers are too fat to tie them.

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  2. Nice flies Jim.
    Warm here yesterday but the brookies were still tentative abut taking on the surface.

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  3. Very nice. Like the Lady McConnell a lot. Nicely tied and imaged.

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