Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Brown Drake Tute

DT's Brown Drake

Hook: Dai-Riki #700 size #10 4x long
Thread: Camel Brown
Tail: Moose Body Hair
Wing: Dark deer hair
Rib: One strand of yellow floss
Body: Mahogany dry fly dubbing
Hackle: Dun Grizzly
Head: Camel thread

1. Thread wrap hook shank and bring thread to bend of hook.
dub a small ball of dubbing at the hooks bend

2. Take a few strands of dark moose body hair and even tips in stacker
 Measure the hairs to be about the length of the hook shank.
Tie in the moose hair just in front of the dubbed ball tightly so it splays up and outward as shown and trim excess about half the hook shank.

3. Trim a cluster of dark deer hair and even tips in hair stacker.
 Measure the wing almost the length of the hook shank.
With wings pointing over the hook eye, make a couple of soft loops with thread over the hair about a forth way back and then tighten down with a few more wraps. 
Wrap a few turnes in front of the wing to stand up

3a. Trim the hair shafts where they meet the tail butts and than tightly wrap thread around hair and continue to tail.

4. Tie in one strand of yellow floss as shown

5. With Mahogany dubbing, dub body forward. make a few dubbing wraps just in front of wing to stand straight up and then bring thread back behind wing.

6. Wind yellow floss forward in open even wraps to wing, tie down and trim excess.

7. Tie down one dun grizzly dry hackle as shown leaving a space behind wing to wrap a few turns of the hackle and bring thread behind eye of hook

8. Wrap hackle one turn in front of the other. You should be able to get three to four turns behind wing and at least two in front leaving enough room behind the eye of the hook for the thread head.

9. Make a neat head with thread and tie off.
Trim any unruly hair and dab some head cement on head.

Here's a Para-dun style Brown Drake I use in fast water or in the late evening to see better.
Use white polypropylene yarn for post, (or calf tail). I'll make the post a bit longer than usual and use permanent black marker to stripe the yarn. I leave the top pure white to see it better in the darkness or in the riffles.




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