Hook: Mustad 33903 (Size 4)
Thread: 6/0 Uni (Camel)
Tail: Spirit River Mottlebou
Body/Head: Medium Rootbeer Chenille
Hackle: Rootbeer Palmer Chenille
|Spirit River's Mottlebou|
Weight: Small Hourglass (Lead)
This is SFB version of Mike Jacobs Bronze Goddess. There was nothing wrong with the original, but I made some adjustments according to our tastes at SFB.
First off, I replaced the chick-a-bou tail with Spirit River's Brown Speckled Mottlebou. Mottlebou is one of my favorite products because it has a nice random color scheme. The action in the water is amazing too. If you don't have this material you need to find it
|Rootbeer Palmer Chenille & UV Chenille|
|Mustad 33903 Kink Shank Hook|
The Bronze Goddess was one of our favorites in 2010 and 2011. Mike Jacobs did a fabulous job by adding the mallard flank feather. That little collar does wonders for this pattern.
Mike's original pattern used common materials and I'd like to think we kept it pretty simple too. Palmer chenille and mottlebou should be in your kit if you tie warm water patterns.
Here is Mike Jacobs original pattern - talk about awesome!