Dirty Rat Nymph

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Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by letumgo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:30 pm

Dirty Rat Nymph
Hook - Daiichi 1710 Nymph Hook (Size 14)
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Light Cahill)
Rib - Belding Corticelli Pure Silk Button Hole Twist (Pinkish Tan)
Abdomen - Dirty Rat Dubbing Blend (muskrat underfur/pale apricot; seal fur/yellow; seal fur/red) - roughly equal proportions
Tail/Dorsal Strip - Five or Six Pheasant Tail Fibers (Natural Dark Brown)
Wing Case - Five Strands of Peacock Herl (pulled over the back of the thorax - creating impression of bursting wingcase)
Thorax - Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn Dubbing (Walnut/127)
Hackle - Hungarian Partridge Flank (Natural Brown Barred)

Materials are listed in the order they are used/tyed in.

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A couple close up photos of the "Dirty Rat" dubbing blend. The color of the dubbing blend looks slightly different, depending on the intensity of light. A feature that I think will work well, in a fishing fly. The combination of muskrat underfur, blended with dyed seal fur, has a nice translucency and natural camouflage quality. I really like how natural the color blend looks in a nymph pattern. Definitely worth exploring some more.

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Re: Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by DUBBN » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:45 pm

That bursting wingcase is the ticket for that pattern.

The majority of my wing cases are now Black or Peacock.

If I were nymphing, Euro, Tight Line, or under a bobber (indicator) I would have this as my top fly. It would work well as an attractor, emerger, cripple, or drowned adult.

You have many built in triggers on this pattern, Ray.

Well done!!!
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Re: Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by Roadkill » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:38 pm

Nice fly and I love the Rib! 8-)
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Re: Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by chase creek » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:10 pm

Have to agree with DUBBN - Lots of triggers in this! Very nice job.
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Re: Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by letumgo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:25 pm

Thanks guys. Hopefully trout like a dirty rat. :D
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Re: Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by Roadkill » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:14 pm

Ray,

Just tell the trout in your Edward G Robinson voice "Get that Dirty Rat"!! ;)
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Re: Dirty Rat Nymph

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:54 pm

That is so fishy, there's no other words to describe it.
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