Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tying The Dredge

The Dredge



The Dredge is aptly named, since that is exactly what is was tied and is used for. 20+ years ago I needed a heavy dark nymph to drag tandem rigs to the bottom of the streams of the Mt St Helen's watershed. Hence the Dredge was born. It has since held a solid place in my box from that point forward. Hopefully it will do the same for you.


The Dredge Recipe


Hook:  #12 Orvis Beadhead
Underbody: #20 lead Wire
Tail:  Black Pheasant tail
Abdomen:  Peacock Herl
Shellback:  Black Pheasant Tail
Rib: Medium Black Ultra-Wire
Thorax: Black Ice-Dub / Black Ostrich Herl
Wingcase:  Black Pheasant Tail
Legs:  Black Pheasant Tail