Okay I was tying some Woolly Buggers. Was able to get three per hackle. After a few I notice a little pile of short tips developing on the bench. Now we do not waste at Trashflies! So what to do?
After a sip and a slouch in my tying chair I remembered a conversation I was having with one of my students about local and regional flies. And one of those to the Appalachian Mountains here in Western north Carolina the Palmer. A very basic but oh so effective pattern.
The Palmer is simply:
Hook: #18 Dry Fly Hook
Thread: 14/0 Olive
Dubbed body: PMD Yellow Fine and Dry
Hackle: Olive dyed Grizzly tip
Thread the hook.
Dub the body.
Tie in hackle.
Palmer wrap hackle.
Catch lots of fish :)
Yes it does have two cones. Experiment :)
Dedicated to my son. I Love You.