Partridge and Orange

Phil Johnson, Superior Fly Angler – Superior, WI

The Partridge and Orange is an old English wet fly dating back about 150 years! Fish it in the surface film. Other colors of floss or dubbing can be used as noted. It is a great caddis pupa imitation.

Recipe

  1. Hook: Tiemco TMC 3761 #12 – #18 or something similar.
  2. Thread: Black 6/0.
  3. Body: Orange floss (yellow or green also used as well as different colors of dubbing
  4. Collar: Peacock herl.
  5. Wing: Hungarian partridge. A couple turns in front of the peacock herl. The length of the fibers should extend to about the bend of the hook.

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