Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Wilderdilch

Hook: Mustad 3366 Size 2
Tail Layer 1: Deerhair
Tail Layer 2: Barred Sili-legs (Orange)
Tail Layer 3: Saddle Hackle
Flash: Krystal Flash
Thorax: Deerhair
Head: Spun Deerhair

This is my new favorite pattern. The picture above is not my tie though, I'm working on this one and really enjoying myself. I'm on generation 3 of my rendition and will post my version shortly. This is the fun part of fly tying for me, seeing a pattern and reverse engineering it. .

My copy is similar, but it's more robust in the tail section. Like the prototype generation one had a single pair of saddle hackles in the tail. 3 pairs and things are looking better, more balanced.

This is a great pattern for me because it satisfies my deer hair spinning bug. It happens all the time, I get this urge to spin deer hair. The minute it starts getting complicated I lose interest. The head on the Wilderdilch is pretty crude. No razor blades, just a pair of scissors. Keep it simple!

The head holds some water and gets the fly down in the water column. This is a dandy! Ron from my local fly shop wants to see it in gray...I'm on the hunt for gray deer hair!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug,

    I'm thinking the smallmouth guys over at might love to see this one posted!