Borcher’s Drake Fly Pattern

Borcher's Drake Fly Pattern

Borcher’s Drake Fly Pattern

Hook – Mustad #94840 or #94833
Size – #8 – #16
Thread – black 6/0
Tail – 3 moose mane hairs, tied slightly long
Body – turkey quill fibers
Wing – light blue dun hackle tips, upright & divided
Hackle – grizzly & brown, mixed

Comment – This fly was originated by Anne Schwiegert, who ran a fly shop in Roscommon. The original hackle was brown and the original body was condor quill fibers. Ernie Borcher, an AuSable river guide, added the grizzly hackle to the brown and it then became known as the Borchers’s Drake. Tied spent wing it’s know as Borcher’s Special. Thanks to Tom Deschaine for this submission to our flybox.

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