Critique emerger pattern?
I need a little bit of feed back.. I worked hard on this pattern (roughly 6 min):eek: and I believe it is my own design..
Its tied on a size 14-16 hopper hook
Peacock herl stripped quill body
Peacock herl thorax
I would epoxy the body, but I have none :(
I didnt think a tail was neccessary, because I want it to sit low in the water, like an emerger obviously.. Oh, and the two little fibers near the hook bend are herl fibers I missed while stripping them.. They kinda kill the beauty in the photo, but really there hardly noticable..
another, this one an adapted H.L. Varient.
Looks good, although I would tie it with one size smaller hackle and make the wing tuft shorter and sparser. One question though: Why would you want to epoxy the body? To make it more durable, simply coat the underbody thread with a good dollup of cement and wrap the stripped peacock over it while the cement is wet. This is far easier and faster than messing with epoxying it.
I'de never thought of that before, I always just epoxied the body because it makes it more glossy and pretty.. good thinking!
I like the idea of putting epoxy on the body. I tie some biot midges and they only last for about one fish so I may try to epoxy them. Your emerger looks like a klinkhammer to me. Is that for Caddis or some mayfly emerger? You might also try a tuft of hares foot for the post, that material holds a bubble when fished just under the surface.
I was just messing around with materials and hadnt really decided exactly what it looks like.. but Id'e say it looks good as a mayfly. Mabey Ill tie it a bit fatter in the body, and with somewhat more green materials and make it a rockworm.
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