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The Hendricksons ...

No hatch in our eastern waters creates more longing for me than Ephemerella subvaria, better known as the Hendrickson. Like springtime, the Hendrickson hatch seems like a renewal of life and the launch the fishing year. While I've fished quite a bit in every month so far this year, it's such an annual celebration when these big pink mayflies begin to emerge. This weeks post is my Hendrickson Flymph which did quire well this past weekend. The pattern is wood duck flank fibers for the tail, mixed red fox belly and pink rabbit dubbing touch dubbed on Pearsall's #35 Salmonberry silk and sparsely hackled with Gambel's Quail. Coot or Chukar Partridge work equally well. Tie a few, and tie one on ....


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