11-09-2002, 10:26 PM
Hook: Size 6-12 (here, a 3XL size 8)
Thread: 6/0, color to match pattern
Tail: Marabou with a few stands of flash
Body: Any dubbing with some sparkle in it
Other popular colors include olive, maroon, and brown.
11-12-2002, 08:14 PM
look like a bugger w/o the hackle do they work well?
11-13-2002, 09:18 AM
I never really considered it, but you're right....they are buggers without hackle. Funny how Kauffman's book doesn't point that out.....;)
FWIW, these flies work okay in stillwaters. But to be fair, I haven't fished with them too much so I can't give them an overwhelming thumbs up or thumbs down.
11-13-2002, 12:24 PM
I tied some up that looked like them but I had Marabou for the tail. But they worked. Olive and black.
Edit:What I meant to say is that my tails were fuller.
11-13-2002, 12:56 PM
Jim- The picture is a bit deceiving....when I took it, the marabou was still slicked down and wet from when I tied the flies. I do this when tying in marabou to keep it manageable. When dry, the tails are quite full.
Glad to hear that they worked. :)