This series of articles focuses on flies that work now on spring creeks.
Yesterdays article discussed nymphs, today focuses on emergers.
A properly dressed emerger with no weight will usually out fish a dry fly. Try shallow riffles and weed beds.
The regulars at my fly shop found the following emerger pattern to be deadly.
Hook- sz. 24, 94840 Tail-Medium Blue dun CDC or after shaft feathers.
Tie in a clump the length of ½ the hook shank and secure it at the bend of the hook.
Body- Dub the thread with olive angora rabbit, wind the thread forward to form a thin tapered body. Stop two hook eye lengths behind the eye. Cover the hook eye length of hook shank in front of the body with thread as a base for the wing sprouts.
Wing Sprouts -Tie in a clump of CDC or after shaft feather to form the wing sprouts. They should be ½ the length of the hook shank, form the head and whip finish.
Tomorrows piece will discuss duns.