Longshank, (leaded optional)
|| Brown Marabou –
|In 3 Segments:
1st - Orange cactus for ¼ of the hook (2 turns),
Brown marabou dubbed for ¼ of the hook,
3rd - Orange fluorescent wool
with Ginger palmered hackle over rest of hook
|Black thread (or can
be tied with a Goldhead at the head)
||Can be fished as an
emerger (non weighted) in the surface film. When fished as a
Goldhead, deep in the early season, it fishes very well. It also
fishes successfully on a floating line on early summer evenings.
It has been a well proven fly over the last 4 years. When all
else fails, try this one!
This fly got the nickname of ‘Wendy’s Windup’ as one of my students
asked me for a fly to use when all else failed, so we gave him a Ray’s
Red. The other students said, “If you want to go fishing,
don’t use that fly”. What they meant was that if you want to go
for a day’s fishing, don’t use the fly, as you can catch too quickly,
and you don’t get a day’s fishing, you may only get an hour or so!