Silver & Gold Dabblers
Dressings

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Hook: Size 10, 12 or 14 Kamasan B175 or 170

or Hayabusa 31531 black nickel.

Tail: Bronze mallard or black cock hackle.

Rib: Silver or gold wire .

Body: Silver or gold tinsel.

Body Hackle: Black hen

Cloak: Bronze mallard.

Cheeks: JC splits - optional

 

Two very simple but very effective dabblers, neither of which I like to leave home without. Being tied with hen, both are extremely versatile in terms of depth/line/leader position, but will feature more prominently down the leader (middle or tail) and/or on sinking lines - wets tied with cock coming into their own on floating lines and/or higher up the leader. As far as light goes, the silver is a big fan of darker days, and gold, brighter days. I'd opt for the gold on peat-stained water, but both are excellent all-rounders, and will work well in most conditions.

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Thread: UTC Black 70 Den.​

 

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