Red Holographic Dabbler aka the 'DMP'
Hook: Size 10, 12 or 14 Kamasan B175 or 170
or Hayabusa 31531black nickel.
Tail: Bronze mallard or black cock hackle.
Rib: Black wire.
Body: Red holgraphic tinsel.
Body Hackle: Black hen
Cloak: Bronze mallard.
Thread: UTC Black 70 Den.
Another tried and tested workhorse dabbler, this red holo tying has caught me countless of fish over the last six or so seasons, expoloiting that classic, deadly colour combination of black and red. It's not too fussy about the conditions, and works well from day one to the last. A nice little variation I sometimes switch too is to use a furnace/greenwell body hackle - seems to work well in the summer months. Another one for lower down the leader, my preferred position being the middle.