Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hendrickson Emerger Pattern

For those of you wondering about the pattern I posted about, here it is.  Like most of the patterns I use now, it's simple to tie and very effective for this hatch.  It is essentially a pheasant tail soft hackle.

Hook: #12 dry fly
Thread: Danville 6/0 Olive
Tail: Dark pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: Dark pheasant tail ribbed with copper wire
Thorax: Medium austrailian oppossum tied very buggy/loose
Hackle: Brown speckled hen dyed olive

Fish it dead-drifted like a nymph, but fish it through the drift so it rises as your line tightens below you.  Depending on the current speed, I will place a #4 or 6 split shot about 6 to 8 inches above it on the tippet.

Sharpen you hooks!


You Know said...

I thought that was top secret......

micah said...

hey, take a picture of it. It sounds a lot like what I'm fishing for my multi purpose sulphur emerger! ...which cleased up last week. I may have to skip out one day this week and try it again.

Going to fish stockers after church.

Matt Grobert said...

Top secret, maybe, but what the hell, most people won't bother to tie it up and use it.
Micah, there's a photo in previous post.