Brown Bear Tackle Box Fly Patterns

Please read the patterns carefully before attempting to tie them.

This will help avoid frustration. I have tried to put the pattern down in order of construction and some of these can become complicated and time consuming.


  Name - Imperial
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  Hook - Std dry 12-20
  Thread - Purple
Tail Grey-brown for the early season and honey hackle later on
Ribbing Fine gold wire
Body The original called for Heron herl for the body and the same doubled for the thorax. The use of Heron is banned in most of our regions so I don't know what to suggest other than possibly light slate grey ostrich herl as a substitute.
Hackle Honey dun saddle hackle