I am busy filling up the fly boxes again and found no trace of an old pattern I used to love fishing, my Green Bumble. Very simple and yet surprisingly effective, I sat down and made a few so here is the pattern for you:
Hook: normally a size 10 or 12 wet fly hook. I like the old Kamasan B175 but use whatever you fancy
Tying silk: black, 8/0
Tag: lime green globrite floss
Tail: a few strands of Golden Pheasant tippets
Rib: fine oval gold tinsel
Body: I use green mohair but seal’s fur dyed green is just as good
Body hackle: a cock hackle dyed green and palmered down the body
head hackle: a guinea fowl body feather dyed green
Tripped through the wave tops during the mayfly this can often catch you a good fish. It used to be really good on Carra where I would often tie on a larger size 8 on a day of a big rolling wave.
2 thoughts on “Green Bumble”
Nice, added to my to do list.
Look forward to making a few.
A useful wee fly Gavin. I also tie it with the head hackle made from guinea fowl dyed yellow