Silver Drake Wet Fly

The Silver Drake is an original wet fly pattern that I designed in July. It is not a complicated pattern. My line of thinking was that some original wet flies ought to be simpler, basically plain flies as opposed to what were known as ‘fancy flies’ back in the old days. Also there is probably a tendency for fly tyers creativity to run toward more colorful flies. These photos are not the best and I apologize for not having a macro, but I hope you get the idea.

The recipe is:

Silver Drake – Don Bastian original wet fly

Tip:              None

Tail:             None

Ribbing:      Claret floss

Body:            Silver tinsel

Hackle:         Yellow

Wing:     Olive dyed gray mallard


The Silver Drake is on the right next to the Yellow Coachman


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