Monday, September 29, 2014

Tying the Breeches

The Breeches

First tied as a search pattern on the Yellow Breeches in Central Pennsylvania, the Breeches is a solid pattern in my box. It floats well, always lands on its feet, and fishes cross-hatches very effectively.  

The Breeches Recipe

Hook:  #14 Dry Fly
Thread: Light Cahill 8/0 Uni-thread
Tail:  Medium Pardo CDL
Abdomen: Tying Thread
Rib:  #18 Silver Badger Hackle
Wing:  Dun Turkey Flat Fibers
Thorax:  Peacock Herl
Hackle:  Silver Badger 

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