Full Metal Jacket (video soon)

Full Metal Jacket , Jan’s

Colors: Dark Olive, light olive, rust
Sizes: #14-18
Imitates: Dark mayfly nymph.
Useful for: Trout on any Sierra or Nevada river where baetis are present. Proven extra productive on the Truckee and South Fork Humboldt river in the late winter through late spring.
Tricks/Techniques: This pattern is the heaviest of the small baetis patterns I‘ve fished. Great for higher spring water particularly in the darker color for turbid/off-color water. When fished under an indicator and paired with an equally heavy fly I often find extra split shot unnecessary.

Dark Olive Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 62KC, TMC 2457
Bead: Two tungsten silver beads (#14-7/64)(#16-3/32)(#18-5/64)
Thread: Danville’s 6/0 dark olive
Tail: Olive dyed pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: One strand black wire, green wire, silver wire(#14 small wire)(#16-18 x-small wire)
Thorax: Bead
Wing Case: Mirage Flash (#14-16 large flash)(#18 medium flash) coated in epoxy
Legs: Olive dyed pheasant tail fibers

Light Olive Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 62KC, TMC 2457
Bead: Two tungsten gold beads (#14-7/64)(#16-3/32)(#18-5/64)
Thread: Danville’s 6/0 Cream
Tail: Bleached pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: One strand gold wire, green wire, silver wire(#14 small wire)(#16-18 x-small wire)
Thorax: Bead
Wing Case: Mirage Flash (#14-16 large flash)(#18 medium flash) coated in epoxy
Legs: Bleached pheasant tail fibers

Rust Recipe:

Hook: Orvis 62KC, TMC 2457
Bead: Two tungsten copper beads (#14-7/64)(#16-3/32)(#18-5/64)
Thread: Danville’s 6/0 orange
Tail: Ginger dyed pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: One strand red wire, copper wire, gold wire(#14 small wire)(#16-18 x-small wire)
Thorax: Bead
Wing Case: Mirage Flash (#14-16 large flash)(#18 medium flash) coated in epoxy
Legs: Ginger dyed pheasant tail fibers

Video coming soon.

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