January 2008 Fly Swap
Kelso Red Ass
Hook 14 - 18 wet fly #1306 Mustad or equivalent.
Peacock Herl - 2 strands
Thread - Red #6 or #8
Start by wrapping the hook from the eye to the bend, and into the bend if you prefer. Wrap forward about an eighth of an inch and tie in 2 strands of herl.
Wrap the hurl forward and tie off with 3 turns of thread.
The in the partridge by the tip and wrap around the hook with 2 wraps and secure with 3 wraps of thread and whip finish.
Put a dab of head cement on the thread.
I fish this fly by casting upstream at a 45 degree angle and letting it drift through the riffles until it tails out and rises to the top. I then strip it in with short 1 - 2 inch strips.
A good trout catcher.
Tied by Mike Pahl.