Thursday, January 21, 2010

Color enhancement - Orange

The color orange works very well on one of my favorite rivers, so I decided to stock up on patterns using it. To this purpose I created an Orange Enhanced Caddis and Orange Enhanced PTN.

The tie:
#14 Hanák 103BL hook
tan UNI 8/0 thread
UNI Burnt Orange floss for tip
natural Hare dubbing (body dubbed from hand, legs in loop)
UNI #16 gold tinsel
three smallish CDC feathers for wing

The tie:
#12 Hanák 260BL hook (shortened shank, has length of a #14 hook)
tan UNI 8/0 thread
a couple Pheasant tail fibers
UNI Neon Burnt Orange thread for thorax

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