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.