Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tying the Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever



As Fall approaches I begin to fill my box with one pattern before any. The Golden Retriever. A product of Jim Finn's bench, this pattern can't help but account for my largest fish of the season each and every year. A Wooly Bugger by design, this pattern excels under an indicator and bounced along the bottom like a standard nymph pattern. Give it a try.


The Golden Retriever Recipe


Hook:  Standard 3x long Streamer #10
Thread: 3/0 or Flat-waxed Nylon Red
Bead:  Gold Tungsten
Underbody:  Half-shank of medium lead wire
Abdomen: Tying thread
Tail:  Tan Marabou
Rib:  Peach Estaz