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Furimsky's Green Drake
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Pattern Furimsky's Green Drake
Furimsky's Green Drake
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Category Dries
Entered Tue, 28 Dec 2010
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Hook: TMC 100SP-BL or 2487 #10-14>>>>> Thread: 8/0 Olive Dun>>>>> Body: Gray Fly Foam, 1/8th inch.>>>>> Tail: Black Calf Tail Hair>>>>> Hackle: Olive Dyed Grizzly Saddle>>>>> Thorax: Peacock Herl>>>>> Wing: Blue Dun McFlylon
Pattern Description
This pattern belongs to Ben Furimsky. He developed this fly for the Gunnison River and after several years of seeing it around the MFC catalog, Ben gave me a couple last year. I stashed them in my fly box and they proved to be just what the doctor ordered earlier this spring on the Rio Grande here in southern Colorado. The fly floats very well, given it's heavy wing and hackle as well as the foam body. That tall wing makes the fly very easy to see too. This fly has a craftily formed extended body and tail combination, but once past that the fly is quite simple to tie. Even the body is fun to learn and goes pretty quickly once you get the idea.