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Fly of the Month

April  2014

  

                                                            PAUL'S PARA-POSSUM

 

 

This fly was shown to me by PWTU member Paul Grathwohl.  Paul has had good success using this pattern for light colored mayflies on the Lackawaxen; particularly when the Grey Fox is on the water.  When tying build up the underbody with yellow then dub a thin rough overbody.  This creates a translucent halo effect when the fly is wet.

 

 

                                              Hook  :  Dry fly,  #12- #18

                                              Tail  :  Lt. ginger and grizzly - mixed

                                              Wing  :  Lt. deer hair - tied as a post

                                              Underbody  :  Yellow tying thread

                                              Overbody  :  Bleached Australian opossum

                                              Hackle  :  Lt. ginger and grizzly - mixed and

                                                               tied parachute

 

 

           Alan Bowers

          Fly tied by Alan Bowers

                                               

Paul’s Para-Possum

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