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Danica: Slim & Sparse

tied by dwiltshire
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: General Europe,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Hook: TMC 103BL #11
Thread: Sheer 14/0, tan
Tail: Silver Badger hackle fibres
Abdomen: Porcupine Quill (Olive)
Wing: TMC Aero-wing, tan
Thorax: Rabbit
Hackle: Silver Badger, two turns
Tying Instructions: Yes, yes, yes: Greendrakes are big chunky meals for a trout. But this one is a sparese version for when they are just that bit pickier. Kept slim, the porucupine has a nice colour change giving a darker spot towards the tail.
Presentation Tips: Updtream; no drag allowed!

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