Drowned Trico

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Re: Drowned Trico

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon May 24, 2021 4:52 pm

The video is "slightly different" from what he shows on pages 134-135 of his book. In the video, he attaches the wire with 2 turns of thread (just in front of the tail); wraps a 5-6 turn abdomen; ties off the wire at the thorax and then helicopters off the part of the wire he left hanging off the back end of the fly.

In this case: watching the video is worth a 1000 words!

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Re: Drowned Trico

Post by Roadkill » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:11 pm

Here on the left is a Dai Riki 135 #20 tied like before but using Ed's new wire technique.

ImageRIMG1650 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

On the right is a Dai Riki 125 #22 tied with the new wire wrap.
Thread & Body-Veevus 16/0 Black & 10 Turns of Black XS Ultra Wire
Tail and Wings-White Hi-Vis
Thorax-Black Fine and Dry

On the bottom is a bare TMC 101 #24 for comparison...
the DR 135 #20 is 1 extra short and approximately equal in length to the TMC #24 hook,
the DR 125 #22 is 2 XS and the DR 135 #20 is about 20% longer than the DR 125 #22
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Re: Drowned Trico

Post by letumgo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:12 am

Good information Bill. I was watching some trout feed yesterday and think this pattern may have the key to fooling them. Whatever they were taking was very small (invisible to me) and just a couple inches below the surface. Always fun watch trout feeding and try to figure out what they are eating.

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Re: Drowned Trico

Post by Caster1 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:31 pm

Roadkill, that's a great photo of the fly comparison. Thanks for posting. I have used the drowned Trico at spinner time in the faster water....works like a charm.
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