Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall sunday afternoon

One of two browns to take the #24 olive emerger


I took a quick trip to the Farmington River to get some fresh air and enjoy the warm fall day today. The fishing was generally slow, but I did manage to find some fish later in the day rising to tiny olives.  A pair of browns were were hooked using a size 24 unicorn, the pattern and recipe are shown below.  This pattern is very simple; just thread a couple fibers of emerger yarn for a tail and white foam wing to see it and keep the body in the film.




Top view of Dave Goulet's Unicorn
Side view of the Unicorn
#24 TMC 100 hook
brown sparkle emerger yarn or zelon tail
olive thread body
1mm white foam wings


9 comments:

  1. At least you got out. I went on the Sound Saturday morning and found very few stripers. The salt seems to be just as slow this year.

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  2. Mark that's a small fly for sure.
    This past week there were midge hatches galore, and the little brookies were keying in on them.

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    1. Brk Trt - yes it is, takes me as long to thread the tippet through the eye as it does to tie them ! One thing I've learned is that when going small you need to keep it very simple which is one big advantage of this pattern

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  3. Mark
    That is an outstanding brown on a simple pattern. It is amazing sometimes how the less fancy will get the hit sometimes over the more advanced ties. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill - thanks, when you are tying on size24, simple is the way to go!

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  4. Nice brown Mark. Neat and simple fly pattern as well, I like it!

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    1. LQN - thanks, simple is the way to go with small flies for sure

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  5. Enjoy casting small flies when I need to (nice brown, by the way!) but I didn't need to finesse it Sunday on the Kettle Creek headwaters. Brookies were slamming a bigger Adams.

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    1. Walt - thanks for the comment, brookie streams up this way are very low so I opted for fishing a larger tailwater where small flies were the ticket.

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