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Pattern Lime Trude
Lime Trude
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Category Dries
Entered Sun, 20 Feb 2005
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Hook: TMC 100SP-BL #10-18 Thread: Chartreuse 70 denier Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets Body: Chartreuse Lime dubbing&antron, Haretron etc& Wing: White Calf Tail Hair Hackle: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Saddle or Neck Hackle
Pattern Description
The Lime Trude is one of my favorite attractor patterns. While I typically fish it dry, it can also be swept under and fished through as a wet fly. The lime color matches many summer caddis and stoneflies, and the bright white wing makes it really stand out on the riffles. This is a great fly out of the boat, on rivers like the Eagle and Colorado. Pay close attention to how the hackle is wrapped, as it is typical to have some trouble wrapping the hackle over the large base of the calf hair wing. The thread trick shown here is a great one and applies to any fly tied with this type of wing. Twist a few up and see what you can do with them this summer.