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Dean's Black

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 am
by Old Hat
This is a pattern I have tied since reading Sly Nemes books years ago. It is a meaty pattern but seems to fish well for caddis and some terrestrials.

Hackle is partridge dyed dun
Abdomen is peacock ribbed with silver
Thorax is kid mohair dyed black

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Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:42 am
by tie2fish
Seems that partridge and peacock herl are common components of many time-tested successful flies. This probably is not coincidence. A very nicely tied fly, Carl, that has "the look".

Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 am
by Cheesehead
I like that pattern! Anything with peacock always seems to do well.

I tied up as couple to test out West with me. ;)

Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
by Old Hat
I've often wondered what it is about peacock that is so appealing to fish. Is it the movement, the iridescence, the color, or is it just all of above in one package?

Partridge, I'm pretty sure is the contrasting mottling that stands it apart form most of the other hackle.

Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:51 am
by letumgo
Carl - What make/model hook is this tyed on? Is that a limerick bend?

Very nice fishing fly, btw.

Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:11 pm
by redietz
Old Hat wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
I've often wondered what it is about peacock that is so appealing to fish. Is it the movement, the iridescence, the color, or is it just all of above in one package?
I also believe that it traps air bubbles.

Whatever it is, it's certainly one of those miracle materials (of which there are very few.)

Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 am
by Old Hat
Ray, it is on the Mustad S82. Replaced the 3906B. 3x heavy, 2x long.

Re: Dean's Black

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:06 pm
by letumgo
Thanks Carl.