Saturday, August 7, 2010
Prairie Ocean Flies - The Mosquito
The dog days of summer always brings me a lot of vise time while I start to fixate on trout season at Blue River.
Currently I am tying a batch of Mosquito patterns which have worked well on Blue in past years. This pattern is a fairly easy tie, although I must admit they are getting harder for me to see with each passing season.
Here's what you'll need to tie this pattern.
Hook: Mustad Dry
Size : 16 - 20
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Four to five grizzly hackle fibers
Body: Black thread or quill (your choice)
Hackle: Grizzly dry fly hackle
I always trim the bottom of the hackle to make the fly ride upright.