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Green Hornet

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Origin

JUST LIKE IT'S NAME SAKE - IT HAS A POWERFUL STING

Just like it's name sake this midge pattern has a great sting. That is, in it's ability to attract trout. The pattern is presented by Davy Wotton and is very successful on the White river system. I have personally fished the pattern while on the White with Davy Wotton, during the Sow Bug Outing last month. Brad Kohlbrecher and I were out with Davy and fished this pattern all day. According to our illustrious guide we caught well over 50 trout in 5 different species that day. Fish taken included a 18" Brown by Brad, a Rainbow approximately the same size, as well as Golden, Cut throat and Red band. The pattern looks great and should be a winner on any of our trout waters. Give it a try and let me know if you have the same luck. It could become a mainstay in your fly box.......Earl Schenberg




Materials

Hook:
TMC 2487, Size 14 to 22
Thread:
Black 8/0 to 12/o
Bead Head:
5/64 Tungsten, Silver or Nickel
Body:
Black Wapsi Span-Flex
Ribbing:
Fine Wire, Silver or Gold
Tail:
White Marabou
Thorax:
Wapsi SLF Prism, Color: Peacock (194)



Tying Instructions

  1. Lay down a thread base just passed the curve of the hook.
  2. Tie in a short marabou tail the length of the hook.
  3. Tie in the ribbing and the spanflex.
  4. Wrap thread forward to the 2/3 point of the hook.
  5. Wrap a body of spanflex to that point and tie off.
  6. Counter wrap ribbing about 5 turns and tie off securely.
  7. Dub in a thorax of Prism, whip finish and cement head.



Fishing Techniques

This is a midge pattern that should be fished just as any other midge. We fished it as the second fly 18" below a rather large weighted tan fur bug or scud. Most of the fished were caught on the Green Hornet with a few taken on the tan scud. Cast quarter up stream and mend your line as it drifts down stream.