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​Claret Bumble (variant)

Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10,12 or 14

Butt: Flat gold

Rib: Gold wire or oval.

Body: Sela's fur - mix of several clarets

Body Hackle: Claret cock

Shoulder Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed 'Silver Doctor Blue'.

Thread: Red, black or 'Wine' UTC 70 den.

Not a lot of difference betwen this and the original dressing, other than: only one body hackle. The original, I think calls for two hackles - one black and one claret. I omit the black.


What else can one say about the Claret Bumble? A true classic, and in my opinion, an out-and-out top dropper, with no business anywhere near the middle or tail! A super fly for those days when it's dark one minute, then sunny the next.


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