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Pattern Paradrake
Paradrake
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Category Dries
Entered Mon, 10 Sep 2007
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Hook: 100SP-BL #8-12.........................Thread: 3/0 Monocord...................Body Support: 12# Mason Hard Mono.........Wing: Gray McFlyLon........................Hackle: Dun or Grizzly dyed to match natural................Tail: Moose Body Hair............ Body: Olive Cow Elk hair
Pattern Description
The Paradrake is an extended body mayfly pattern used to imitate these larger insects more accurately. While a somewhat complicated pattern, the Paradrake is really not that hard to master. Adding the mono in the abdomen makes it much easier to tie the extended portion of the body, and substituting McFlylon for the wing rather than the original elk makes for a much easier winging procedure. Tie some of these beauties up for your local Drake hatches...just alter the thread, elk and hackle colors to match the drakes you have in mind. Yellow thread and grizzly dyed yellow hackle make for a great idaho Green Drake while Brown thread and dun hackle maktch the Colorado Drakes more accurately. Use natural elk hair and grizzly dyed brown hackle for the Brown Drakes and take it from there...get to tyin"!