Hook: Hanak H130BL #14-20
Thread: 12/0 pale yellow
Tail: Coq de Leon; 2-3 fibres
Body: Stripped Peackcock quill; Natural
Thorax: Hares Ear
Wing: Dun CDC
This is a simple European pattern fly that catches lots of fish . It is a generic pattern and I find it works most of the time as long as I get the size right and my presentation is good.
- For thread pick a neutral color as it may show under your quill wraps
- Before wrapping your quill put a layer of glue on your thread base; you can also put a coat on after for extra durability
- CDC…not all CDC is equal…do not cheap out..get a good quality CDC like Trout hunter…also avoid dyed CDC for dry flies.