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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tying the Ausable Bomber

The Ausable Bomber



The Ausable Bomber is a time proven pattern across much of the fly fishing world. Where Fran Betters' patterns go, success most often time follows. His Haystack, Usual and Bomber have accounted for quite a few fish coming to hand over the years for me as well. Here is the variant to that pattern that most often fills my box. 

Ausable Bomber

Hook: #10 Standard Dry
Thread:  Rusty Dun 8/0 Uni
Tail: Woodchuck Guard Hairs
Wing:  Bleached Calf Elk hair (or standard Calf Tail)
Body:  Sunrise Orange (Hairline Dubbing Blend)
Hackle:  Cree (Or Brown/Grizzly)

Sunrise Orange Dubbing Blend

1/3: #16 Hareline Hot Orange
1/3:  #27 Hareline Amber
1/3:  #10 Hareline Bright yellow
(Mixed with a coffeee grinder)