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DFL Step by Step by Dave Hosler

Dave over at Pilecast.net has put together a nice little step by step of his latest slab catcher, the DFL. This has a great looking profile and a nice dark lateral line down the middle. Dave ties this up in classic Clouser chartreuse and white. You can check out the step by step and Dave’s write-up on the pattern. This should play well with a number of species like bass, pike and browns. Happy Tying.

Dave Hosler's DFL streamer
Dave Hosler’s DFL streamer

Hook: Gamakatsu size 2 B10S
Thread: Danville 210 white
Tail: Hairline Extra Select craft fur white and chartruese
Lateral Line: 4 strands peacock herl
Head: Senyo Laser Dub white and chartruese
Clear Cure Goo flex
Eye: Clear Cure Eyes 6mmsilver

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The Dirt Dart

Have you tied with Bird Fur yet? Richard Strolis has and he has a nice pattern to share. I’ve been using Whiting’s Bird Fur for a couple of patterns, mainly leeches in black, olive and claret. So if your not sure exactly what bird fur is, listen up. Whiting has been developing a line of birds specifically for the spey market. They brought out a line of birds a few years ago under the spey hackle name, and the bird fur comes from the low (bronze) graded saddles. The lines isn’t quite ready in my opinion for spey flies as the stems are much too thin. With some more selective breeding the line will surely improve. I’m eagerly awaiting improvements in the line.

Back to the pattern, the Dirt Dart takes full advantage of the marabou-like movement and would be perfect for bass, pike and bull trout.

The Dirt Dart
The Dirt Dart

Click here to view the video – http://vimeo.com/1985616

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