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    Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Here's a great fly pattern that was designed to imitate caddis, but is also effective during mayfly emergences - i.e. tied in yellow size #16 it works quite well for sulphurs.



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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Grobert View Post
    Here's a great fly pattern that was designed to imitate caddis, but is also effective during mayfly emergences - i.e. tied in yellow size #16 it works quite well for sulphurs.


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    Great Western pattern on the Upper Delaware River possibly since these 'bows ancestors came from the Sierras and we have an abundance of caddis.

    Credit should be given to Ralph Cutter who originally designed the E/C Caddis on the Truckee in the early 1980's.

    Cutter's pattern employs a two toned body (hare's ear / brown grey for casing and then green for emerging caddis) whereas Mercer adds the antron for the splayed wings and crystal flash / peacock ice dub for the throax but configuration of pattern is same.

    I use grizzly for the hackle horizontal parachute.

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    E/C Caddis

    A great pattern.

    Tight lines.
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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Matt, I always liked you flies better than Trico Mikes.

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    Matt, I always liked you flies better than Trico Mikes.
    Do you have no shame?


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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Matt- If you tie to imitate a mayfly, do you add a tail?


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    None what so ever. Not an ounce

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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    Matt- If you tie to imitate a mayfly, do you add a tail?
    Good question..........yes, don't tie the body down the bend and tie in a few strands of zelon or antron to imitate the trailing shuck.....I use brown or amber. Keep it sparse.


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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Grobert View Post
    Good question..........yes, don't tie the body down the bend and tie in a few strands of zelon or antron to imitate the trailing shuck.....I use brown or amber. Keep it sparse.
    Thank you.


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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

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    Thank you.
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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Why do I have to come here to learn about this pattern? Why not on the river when we fish?

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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    Shall we call you Skippy? because, isnt that peanut butter on your nose?
    I think we have a case here of the pot calling the kettle black.


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    Re: Tying Mercer's Missing Link

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    Why do I have to come here to learn about this pattern? Why not on the river when we fish?
    Maybe he did and there was just too much blow going up the nose that it went unnoticed.


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