Friday, October 3, 2014

Tying the Upland Wet

Upland Wet



The Upland Wet is a solid all-purpose wet fly pattern when prospecting between hatches. The name is derived from the materials it was originally tied with (Ruffed Grouse and Grey Squirrel). I find it does very well following the March Browns hatch when swinging through tail-outs.


Upland Wet recipe


Hook:  #12-#16 Standard Nymph
Thread:  6/0 Black Uni-thread
Tail: Black Ruffed Grouse Marabou
Abdomen:  Grey Squirrel
Rib:  Fine Copper Wire
Throat:  Black Ruffed Grouse Marabou
Wing:  Ruffed Grouse Shoulder fibers