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Pattern Missing Link
Missing Link
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Category Dries
Entered Fri, 05 Oct 2012
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Hook: TMC 900BL #14-20>>>>> Thread: 8/0 UNI, color of choice, Olive Dun used here>>>>>> Rib: Pearl Krystal flash>>>>> Thorax: Black or Black Peacock Ice Dub>>>>> Spent Wings: Dark Dun Z-Lon>>>>> Hackle: Grizzly, Dun, Brown, Cree, Ginger...whatever you have handy Wing: Natural Yearling Elk Hair
Pattern Description
Mike Mercer's Missing Link has been one of the hottest flies in the shop this past summer. Originally designed as a sort of crippled caddis pattern, it's initial debut resulted in anglers fishing it under a variety of circumstances and hatch condition and lo and behold, the dang thing catches fish almost all the time! As usual among patterns from Mike Mercer, this fly is crafty and well thought out yet simple to tie. The Missing Link is tied in a variety of colors limited only by your imagination. You really ought to stop reading this and get out the hooks..