Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tying the Naches Bee (Video)

The Naches Bee

               I fondly refer to the Naches Bee as being the “Incidental hatch”.  It was tied out of curiosity after watching native Cutthroat feed on a swarm of bees along an Eastern Washington State stream. It works quite well and has since continued to work coast-to-coast.

Naches Bee Recipe

Hook: Daiichi 1270 #12
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni-thread
Abdomen: Yellow Hareline
Rib: Black Flat Waxed
Wing: Light Dun CDC, tied Delta fashion
Thorax: Dark Brown Hareline
Hackle: Black Saddle hackle V-clipped on bottom

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