Dutch Courage (Fallon’s Angler)

Dutch Courage (Fallon’s Angler)

Hook: Partridge 15BN Klinkhammer size 16
Body: Yellow superfine dubbing
Thorax: Peacock herl
Hackle: Grizzly cock
Soft Hackle: English Partridge
Thread: Benecchi 12/0 Olive

Sometimes you see an pattern and wonder, will it work? This is one such, a pattern from Issue 10 of Fallon’s Angler after the anonymous author ‘Super Fly Guy’. The construction, with a combination of cock and soft hackle intrigued me and it certainly looks like it would make a decent enough mayfly emerger pattern.