North Branch Drake Fly Pattern

North Branch Drake Fly Pattern

North Branch Drake Fly Pattern

Hook - Mustad #94840 or #94833 Size - #14 - #18 Thread - black 6/0 Body - deer body hair, tied over hook shank, extended past the bend of the hook, Tail - deer hair body (entended from the body), tied tight at the bend of the hook, so that it flares to become the trail. Rib - black, crisscrossed thread. Wing - deer hair, tied down over wing, trude styles. Hackle - grizzly Comment - This is a creation of Frank Vesely from Flint, Michigan, where he taught fly tying at Mott Community College. It's a great fly to use during the summer months when you're in between hatches. It's easy to tie and it's a great floater. The original recipe called for a doe hair (mask) for the body and tail. Deer body hair seems to be a fine substitute. Thanks to Tom Deschanie for this pattern.

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