Charlie Brooks' Assam Dragon

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Olive bugger, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Does anybody tie this pattern and fish it? I have read about it in his book, LARGER TROUT FOR THE WESTERN FLY FISHERMAN. It looks like a good pattern for dragon flies. Anybody got a picture of it?
  2. ScottP Active Member

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  3. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Thanks Scott. I think I might try a few.
  4. FT Active Member

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    I've tied it with rabbit and it isn't nearly as effective as when tied with seal as Charlie Brooks originally tied it.

    I asked Charlie at a FFF International Fly Fishing Conclave in the mid-1980's why he didn't use rabbit strips since rabbit is so easy to find, and he told me it was because rabbit strips didn't have the sheen and stiffer guard hairs of seal strips.
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I've got a seal strip similar to what Charlie used in the Assam Dragon and it's soft and reminds me of a long haired mole.
  6. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Now to find the seal. Wonder if errant sea lion would work?