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Pattern Ray Charles
Ray Charles
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Category Nymphs
Entered Sat, 27 Jan 2007
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Hook: TMC 3769 #14-18...................... Thread: Red 70 Denier....................... Shellback: Medium or large pearl tinsel....................... Body: Ostrich Herl, color of choice.
Pattern Description
Yup, it's called the Ray Charles because even a blind man can catch fish with it. This pattern also comes from the Bighorn River (also see the Soft Hackle Sowbug) and is another simple pattern that knocks the crap out of those poor Montana trout. Imitating a Sowbug, the Ray Charles can be tied in a variety of colors. Pink, tan, grey and white are all good colors for the ostrich herl, while the pearl flashback and red thread remain a constant. Twist 'em up, drive north, tie 'em on, reel 'em in. Do I have to explain everything??