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Pattern Birds Nest
Birds Nest
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Category Emergers
Entered Tue, 11 Mar 2008
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Hook: TMC 3761 #10-20>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thread: Tan 8/0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tail: Mallard Flank Dyed Wood Duck Gold>>>>>>>>> Rib: Fine Copper Wire>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Abdomen: Superfine Dubbing, Callibaetis color in this case, but match the dubbing to whatever insect you wish...for that matter, you could use nearly any type of dubbing you like as well>>>>>> Wing/Collar: Mallard flank Dyed Wood Duck Gold>>>>>> Thorax: Dubbing to match abdomen
Pattern Description
The Birds Nest comes from California originally but has been adapted in size to accomodate many Colorado insect hatches. I first fished the Birds Nest in Cheesman Canyon years ago...tied down to a size twenty or so and the pattern was a killer. Since then, I have used this simple fly to match insects ranging from Green Drakes all the way to Callibaetis. This is, like so many others, a pretty simple little fly with a couple little tricks to make the tying go smoother. Read on, tie some up and try to keep the Birds Nests on the FAR end of your line.