Cate's Turkey

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Cate's Turkey
Hook: Grip 12804BL #14 (or equivalent)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Rib: Wire, gold fine
Tail: Lemon woodduck barbs
Abdomen: Mottled turkey barbs
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Lemon woodduck barbs

Pattern: Jerry Cate, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Hans Weilenmann
Martin Joergensen
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From: Phil Trautmann · traut·at·  Link
Submitted November 28th 2014

CATE'S TURKEY! Yikes! I LOVED that fly on Davis Lake in Oregon, where it got invented. SO good, SO sparse. A good mayfly nymph, yes, also a good general small nymph for everything else. I loved it for a midge nymph.
Now I live in NZ where it is not known. I haven't used it here. Now why is that??? I'm going to dig them right out and start using them here!!