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Green Drake Emerger, Stalcup
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Pattern Green Drake Emerger, Stalcup
Green Drake Emerger, Stalcup
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Category Emergers
Entered Wed, 30 Jan 2008
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Hook: TMC 5212 #12.................................... Thread: Light Cahill 8/0 UNI............................ Shuck: Gold Darlon....................................... Abdomen: Pale Morning Dun Superfine Dubbing (yes, this is correct...PMD Dubbing for a Green Drake!................................................... Underwing: Natural gray CDC........................... Overwing: Clear Medallion Sheeting................... Legs: Natural Hungarian Partridge Body Feather fibers.............................................. Head: Nature's Spirit Emergence Dubbing, Olive-Brown
Pattern Description
A customer sent me this pattern to match for him. His fly was pretty ragged and was obviously very effective for him, and to be honest, the fly was pretty fun to tie, so I decided to add it here. While I cannot be sure that this is a Shane Stalcup pattern, I have my suspicions based on the overall feel of the fly, as well as the use of Shane's Medallion Sheeting for the wings. You could certainly fish this pattern on the surface with good success, but this fly, I believe, is meant to be fished under the water, as Green Drakes emerge from their shuck under the surface and hatch into adults while still submerged. This pattern mimics the adult insect coming up to the surface, with it's bedraggled wings and attached trailing shuck. If you plan on fishing any Drake hatches this year, maybe you ought to tie some up!