Published Jan 16. 2024 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited Jan 16. 2024

#32 Rusty Rat

#32 Rusty Rat tied by Hans Weilenman - the man behind the project

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Hans Weilenmann
Rusty Rat #32
Hans Weilenmann

Hans' notes

For my own entry to the SFP I selected a Rusty Rat, an atlantic salmon pattern. I figured with making a few substitutions for the materials I might come up with a passing 'Rat'.

Materials for Rusty Rat #32

Hook: Mustad 577 #32
Thread: 2 strands of white GSP thread
Tail: Two tips of pheasant herl
Abdomen: Yellow Pearsall Naples silk (one strand split off twisted 4-ply)
Thorax: Mole, dyed olive in picric acid
Wing: Pine squirrel belly guard hair
Collar: Single barbule from the base of a grizzly hackle

Tier info

Hans Weilenmann, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Instigator of the Smallest Fly Page

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