Hair-Winged Alder

Hair-Winged Alder

Hook: Kamasan B175
Tag: Gold tinsel
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Black hen
Wing: Fox squirrel
Thread: Danville 6/0 black

Not a pattern I have in any great number, just a couple in the box should the need ever arise. As the great angling entomologist John Goddard noted ‘The adults are of little account to fly-fishers as despite the fact that they are always flying and fluttering close to the water, they seldom land on it, and in all the years I have been fishing, I have seen very few taken by trout.’