Dirty Dusting with a new dubbing

dirty duster 3 m.fauvet:tlchaving received some yummy new, just-out Emerger Dubbing from Lucian Vasies at Troutline the other day i thought i’d give it a try on a simple, hardcore classic, Bob Wyatt’s Dirty Duster generic emerger pattern.

in typical form, when i photographed the resultant flies i got carried away by the beauty of these hackles and completely forgot to clearly photograph the abdomen part so, this dubbing thing will have to be a two part affair…
but ! just for info, it’s lovely, comes in five colours, has very small flashy bits to it and its a dream to roll on the thread !
dirty duster 1 m.fauvet:tlc
Bob trims the lower half of the wound hackle (as in the top pic) but on some flies i like to leave a few fibres and bend them back with fine tweezers to represent legs flopping about under the surface. sometimes another trigger point to get the fish’s attention doesn’t hurt, besides it’s pretty.

tip- with this pattern it’s important to apply floatant only to the ‘winged’ hackle and wet the abdomen and legs with saliva or whatever goo to make sure they’re under the surface as soon as the fly lands on the water.


and to think someone got paid for writing this…

” More About the Greys GS2 Fly Rod

Another feature I like about the GS2 is the corrosion resistant reel seat, especially for salt-water angling. The rod also carries single line ratings that allow even beginners to get the most from the GS2. Just to explain, a fly fishing rod is generally classified according to the maximum weight of the fishing line that can be used with it. For those who don’t know, fishing line weight is categorised according to the pounds of tensile strength it can withstand before breaking. Line weight is usually expressed in a range, for example, 8 to 15 pound line is commonly used on many spinning and casting rods.