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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Miller's Iso Emerger

SAO Guide John Miller flirts with a beautiful Delaware River Brown Trout!

Iso Material List:
Hook: Orvis JA1641 Heavy wet/nymph
Size: #8-16
Thread: Uni 8/0 Brown
Body: Hare Line Hares Ear Plus Dubbing Chocolate Brown #8
Thorax: Hare Line Peacock Ice Dubbing
Hackle: Hungarian Partridge
Tail: Brown Grizzly Marabou

Step #1: Strip the fluff off a single hungarian partridge feather. Tie the feather in at the eye of the hook as seen in the photo.

Step #2: Wind thread toward rear of the hook, and tie in brown grizzly marabou feather tips to form the tail.

Step #3: After the tail is secured, apply hares ear plus dubbing and form a body covering roughly 2/3 of the hook shank.

Step #4: Dub the remaing 1/3 of the hook shank with peacock ice dubbing.

Final: Wrap the soft hackle back toward the peacock ice dub, then pull the thread through the hackle to the hook eye and form a small thread head. Whip fishing and cut the thread.

John Miller is back on the "D" for the summer and we wanted to give you a fast easy fly pattern that has been a "go-to fly" from late May into early June for wily brown trout in the Catskill Mountain Region. If you are interested in fishing dries for big brown trout with SAO/WBA Guides John Miller and Scott McClintock they can be found and reached at the West Branch Angler.