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First published before January 1st 2001 - More than 14 years ago
Omoe Brush - Omøbørsten
Ken Bonde Larsens now classical Danish sea trout pattern
An oldie pattern from GFF
Notice that this description has been replaced by a newer and updated one.
The Danish name of this fly is Omø Børsten - meaning the brush from Omø - or Omoe. Now Omoe is an island in the Danish water Great Belt (Storebælt). My friend Ken Bonde was fishing here one spring and came up with this pattern as a clamworm imitation. The clamworms (polychaetes/annielids, børsteorm - brushworms in Danish) can be very abundant in a short period in the spring, and Ken invented this pattern to imitate them. It has later proved itself to be a very good allround pattern which can be used any time of year.
One of the nice traits of the pattern is its usage of the very common and inexpensive body feathers from Golden Phesant. It's a material that's much too little appreciated. See a beautiful color shot of the fly.
The flies show here have all been tied by turning the hackles in the normal manner. You can also tie in two or more hackles parallel to the hook shank and spread them to achieve a similar but more controlled look. See the color photo of an Omoe Brush tied with this technique in The Fly Gallery.