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Pattern Loop Wing Emerger
Loop Wing Emerger
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Category Emergers
Entered Mon, 06 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 100 #18-24 Thread: 8/0 or14/0 Gray Tail: Three pheasant tail fibers Abdomen: Brown beaver dubbing Wingcase: Natural Mallard CDC Thorax: Gray beaver dubbing Legs: Leftover tips of CDC wingcase
Pattern Description
This fly is one of my favorites for spring and fall baetis hatches. It imitates the adult mayfly just starting to creep out of the shuck. You can tie it a variety of color combinations to match other bugs as well and I sometimes tie it in all gray or olive to mimic a crippled dun. When fishing this fly, do not apply floatant to it, the CDC has more than enough buoyancy on it's own and adding floatant will only hinder the CDC. Once you've caught a fish just rinse the fly, dry it off (I use my shirt sleeve although a paper towel carried specifically for this purpose can be a great help) and apply a dusting of Frog's Fanny desiccant. Blow the excess off and you're back in action. This pattern is also great fished on the bottom or midway through the water column as an emerging nymph.