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I first came across this emerger at the North Arkansas Fly Fishers Sow Bug celebration of fly fishing held in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The emerger was being tied by the originator of the pattern Dan Berry, of Berry Brothers Fly Fishing Guide Service. The pattern is excellent when fishing for emerging fish and can be very effective tied behind a dry fly.
|Hook:||Dai Riki #060 size 18-22|
|Thread:||Black 10/0 or 12/0|
|Body:||One to three strands of turkey tail fiber (depending upon hook size.)|
|Ribbing:||XSmall or fine copper wire.|
|Wing:||Antron or similar material tied in loop style. A CDC puff can also be used as the wing.|
|Thorax:||One or two strands of peacock herl (depending upon hook size). Dan prefers the bronze herl.|