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Brown Comparadrake
HOOK:
THREAD:
BODY:

WINGS:
TAIL:
Tiemco 100 Sz.10-12
6/0 Brown
20# Amnesia, Brown Superfine Dubbing
Brown deer hair
Moose body hair
Drake fishing season offers some of the best dry fly fishing of the year. Big Brown drakes bring up good fish in the waning sunlight hours.

Step By Step:
Start thread. Secure a small piece of 20# Amnesia monofilament as shown. Use some glue to help keep it in place.
Tie in a few moose body hair fibers and wrap back to the bend. Trim excess.
This step is tricky. It requires the use of your off-hand to grab the bobbin as you pass it over the body material. Use superfine dubbing and wrap up the body piece, then back down to the hook shank.
Stack a clump of dyed brown deer hair and tie it in with the tips facing forward as shown. Trim the excess hair at the back.
Add some more dubbing to the thread and wrap it behind the wing and in front to build up the base. Tie off and whip finish.
Use your fingers to flare the deer hair in a 180-degree arc as shown.

Additional Tips/Photos:
  • This pattern works well for both the dun stage and the spinner stage of the Brown Drake mayfly life cycle.
Tied by: Chris Hatcher.


Sneaky Pete




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