I'm in a swap with my local forum guys...about the 8th year we've done it. Typically its always saltwater flies (one can only come up with some variations of a sand eel you know?), but this year we agreed to change it up and decided (my dumb idea) to have a draw to see who would tie flies for various parts of the water column that would make up a fly box for day of trout fishing.
I prayed for wet flies...I got dry flies, typical. So i'm way out of the comfort zone here.
I tried some modern things, some CDC stuff, etc...and just didn't like them (like knotting pheasant fibers for hopper legs? There is not a enough time left on this earth for me to do this hahaha)
I remembered in Bergmans Trout that there were some converted wet flies to dry...and figured what the heck. I thought it be good to have a little fun with it. Planning to tie two other patterns; trout fin and haven't quite decided on the other, leaning McGinty.
I'll probably tie a companion wet fly, or perhaps a streamer with each too.
These are sz10...figured they'd fit the bill as a "stimulator" of sorts lol...lord knows we don't have a lot Grizzly King hatches around here
Need to work on my proportions a little...but i'm a bit limited on good dry fly hackle.
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