Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Childers from Francis Francis

This is perhaps the most satisfying salmon fly I've tied to date! Everything worked out just about right, except perhaps for the balance from top to bottom, which would be rectified by using a smaller hook and slightly longer wing.
That said, I really like how this fly turned ou. The hackle, body, tail, throat, and especially the head!

The Childers is a popular fly among the classic books, with no less than 12 descriptions, some which vary only slightly. This pattern from Francis Francis is my favorite of those patterns I've seen tied.
The hook here is 4/0 Jock Scott Stout from Ronn Lucas.

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