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Thursday, May 15, 2014
The "Brook Series" Pattern 3
Pheasants, they're not just for Pheasant tail nymphs. I have been fooling with various pheasant feathers to create small streamers. And to tell you the truth they look real fishy. The various pheasant skins I use, Golden, and Ringneck, both natural and dyed have numbers of different feathers taken from the rump, back, neck, and wing. Theses feathers all have that special iridescent look that seem to attract fish.
I have tied 3 of these flies, all different, using the various pheasant types, and feathers. The patterns are named the Brook Series, #'s 1, 2, and 3. I have tested pattern 3 and did very well with it, taking both wild browns and brookies.
"Brook Series" pattern 1..........Hook, Mustad 38941, which is a pretty nice vintage hook. To bad they don't make them anymore. Body, light green floss,...Tag and Rib, flat silver tinsel,...Hackle, rump feather from a ring neck pheasant, followed by a church window feather from a dyed red ring neck pheasant. The head is formed by a few wraps of peacock herl, which is also a fish magnet. I fished this fly and below are a few views of how it looks.
This view it looks like a small fish, the kind most streams have. It also looks like a nymph.
The look from above. Fish like body, and a good nymph also.
This view is what it looks like after it is false casted a few times. It takes on the look of some land based insect, ragged and beat. This fly drew some nice responses.
Here's one of the browns that took pattern 3. There were many more that day, and they will come in a report later.