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Pattern Two Bit Hooker
Two Bit Hooker
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Category Nymphs
Entered Sun, 02 Mar 2008
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Hook: TMC 921 #14-18............................... BeadS: 1.5mm Copper (Brass or Tungsten), two of them................ Thread: 14/0 or 10/0 Brown............................. Tail: Mottled Brown India Hen Back fibers........... Abdomen: Brown tying Thread.................... Rib: Black 14/0 Tying thread.......................... Wingcase: Medium Opal Mirage Tinsel.............. Thorax: Rusty Brown Superfine Dubbing.............. Legs: Mottled Brown India Hen Back fibers........... Coating: 5 Minute Epoxy.
Pattern Description
The Two Bit Hooker (formerly known as Beanie May) has been in the works for quite some time. For a couple seasons now, I have been trying to come up with a small, heavy fly that doesn't have a disproportionately large bead or weight stuck on it. Mike Mercer's MicroMay is a great pattern and I have caught tons of fish on it in the last few years, but that damn oversized bead just looks so out of place on a small, slender fly! After months of tinkering, it finally occurred to me that it would be a good idea to use TWO small beads rather than one large bead...DUH! What I have done here is used two 1.5 mm tungsten beads, one hidden in the thorax of the fly and the other placed like a traditional bead head, albeit much more streamlined because of it's small size. These tiny beads are proportioned to these small hooks and when added together make three millimeters of tungsten bead...which spells out H-E-A-V-Y!! I finally got it, not it's your turn to try the best small dropper fly ever.