Published Mar 21. 2023 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Mar 22. 2023

Plumeaux Fly - Feather Duster

Green Drake fly from France. In “French Fishing Flies” by JP Pequegnot he mentions a style of flies called 'Plumeaux' or feather dusters where a long mallard duck breast feather is supported by a rooster hackle to create that duster shape. These flies were used to imitate the Green Drake which is a large mayfly.

Other traditional patterns for the large Green Drakes use wings but the French tied their imitations in the “round”.

Fun pattern!

Hook - dry fly hook here size 12
Tail - mallard flank fibers long I used dyed “wood duck”
Body - raffia
Support Hackle - rooster red/brown
Front Hackle - duck breast feather dyed yellow
Silk - yellow

Adam Rieger

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