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Pattern Hi-viz Rusty Spinner
Hi-viz Rusty Spinner
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Category Dries
Entered Wed, 22 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 100 #14-24 Thread: Rusty Brown 70 Denier or 8/0 Tail: Four rusty brown Microfibbetts Wings: White or Light Dun Float Viz Abdomen: Stripped and dyed hackle quill, rusty brown Hackle: Badger rooster neck, oversized by one hook size Thorax: Rusty Brown Superfine Dubbing
Pattern Description
This pattern is a variation on the standard rusty spinner that has a good bit of added floatation and visibility. The addition of the palmered thorax hackle makes the fly much more visible and helps keep it afloat. I have used this pattern everywhere from the Henry's Fork to the Frying Pan and it turns heads everywhere. I also use this fly as an "attractor" on rivers like the South Platte and Big Thompson during midday non-hatch periods during the summer months. Spinners don't always fall all at the same time and the fish seem to be on the look out for the random spinner. If you haven't had much luck with traditional spinners, try this pattern. It is much easier to see in the fading evening light so common to spinner falls.