Black and Green Dabbler

 

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Hook: Kamasan B175 #10
Tag: Globrite #13
Rib: Pearl tinsel/UTC wire green
Body: Starlite dubbing black
Body hackle: Black hen
Cloak: Bronze Mallard dyed green
Cheeks: JC splits
Thread: Danville 6/0 black

Bought some green Bronze Mallard from Funky, quite subdued but classic early season colours so will be interesting to see how it fishes.

Summer Duck Dabbler

Summer Duck Dabbler

Hook: Kamasan B175
Tail: Duck flank fibres dyed summer duck
Rib: Gold wire
Body: Starlite Gold Violet dubbing
Body hackle: Furnace hen
Cloak: Duck flank dyed summer duck
Thread: Danville 6/0 black

Another experimental tying (for me at least, they may not always be original). I picked up some “summer duck” dyed flank feathers from Cookshill at BFFI in 2016 but have not used them until now. To my mind this has all the characteristics of an Invicta-style sedge pattern, though only time will tell if the trout think the same.