Published Apr 7. 2024 - 1 month ago

Remnant Fly #11 - Dredger Style

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Hook: Gamakatsu (?? - maybe B10s)
Thread: Danville 6/0, Chartreuse
Tail: Rabbit Zonker, Chartreuse
Body: Nylon Chenille, Fl. Chartreuse
Hackle: Craft Ribbon
Legs: Hareline Magnum Sili Legs, Chartreuse
Eyes: Presentation Lead Eyes, Orange & Red

This remnant fly started out as a "Clouser" style fly but ended up as more of a "dredger" style pattern. The experiment on this one was the ribbon material used for the palmered hackle. It did not turn out quite like I thought it would but I think it will work for a fly that is to be slowly crawled along the bottom. As mentioned in the video, the Remnant Flies are more about experimentation and trying something new. There in lies the fun. I will definitely be fishing this on this summer. - Enjoy

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