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​​I usually save claret for dark days, and/or when the olives are the go: 'Mallard & Claret', 'Claret (seal's fur) dabbler etc.  The Pearly Claret does just fine in those situations too, but the added flash makes it a viable option in brighter conditions than would usually favour claret. Another handy middle dropper option, but will perform at any position on the leader.

Pearl & Claret Dabbler

Hook: Size 10,12 or 14 Kamasan B175, or B170.

Tail: Claret cock fibres.

Rib: Gold wire.

Body: Mirage​.

Body Hackle: Claret hen.

Cloak & Throat: Bronze mallard.

Thread: 'Wine' UTC 70 denier.


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