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Pattern Yellow Sally Adult
Yellow Sally Adult
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Entered Wed, 03 Aug 2005
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Hook: TMC 100 #14-18 Thread: 8/0 Yellow or chartreuse Tag: Hot Orange Float-Viz Hackle: Pale Yellow Saddle Hackle Body: Sulphur Orange Superfine dubbing or Hot Yellow Antron
Pattern Description
I originally tied this pattern way back in the day when I was doing a lot of guiding up in Cheesman Canyon. During the summer months you see a lot of small yellow craneflies skittering around up there, and my intent was to match these bugs with this fly. It was later, on the Colorado River, that I discovered how effective this pattern could be for Yellow Sallies. The addition of the tag makes this fly match the colors of the real Sally. I tied this pattern with a fore and aft hackle to allow for skittering, as the naturals are adept at running across the water with the trout in hot pursuit. Exact imitation is not necessary in this pattern as the fly is typically skittered with short pauses and the fish never really get a good look at it. Yellow Sallies are a small stonefly, most commonly matched by hook sizes 14-18. They have a red/orange butt and are a pronounced yellow color. Sometimes you'll see the Lime Sallies, which are more green/chartreuse in color and this pattern can easily be adapted to match them too. I know this pattern doesn't seem too interesting off the bat, but like most simple flies, it can be all you'll ever need.