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Robert's Yellow Drake

Robert's Yellow Drake

Robert's Yellow Drake

 

  • Hook: Mustad #94840 Size: 8-14
  • Thread: Yellow, 6/0
  • Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers, 3-4
  • Wing: White Deer Belly Hair, tied post
  • Body: Light Tan Deer Hair, tied parallel to the hook shank and flared at the tail. Body should be tied slender
  • Rib: Crisscrossed thread
  • Hackle: Ginger, tied parachute

 

Scouting Report

In smaller sizes [#16-18] Roberts Drake works well for sulphurs or pale-evening duns and in larger sizes [#10-12] for the brown drakes. When tied on size #6-8, 3xl hooks, it is considered the top all around fly during the Hexagenia emergence; it is occasionally tied and fished on #4 or even #2 hooks during "blanket" 'Hex' hatches after dark.

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