Claret Hobbler

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Hook: Hayabusa 761 #12
Tag: Globrite #4
Rib: Gold wire
Body: Claret Hare’s dubbing plus UV
Body hackle: Grizzly hen, dyed claret
Legs: Knotted Pheasant tail
Cloak: Bronze Mallard, dyed claret
Thread: Danville 6/0 claret

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.