Mottled Bumble

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Mottled Bumble
    Hook: Kamasan B175 #12
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Rib: Wire, silver fine
    Body hackle: Saddle hackle, grizzly dyed dark brown
    Hackle: Guinea fowl

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

  3. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    I could never use that pattern. When asked, I'd have a hell of a time saying "a Mottled Bumble" :)

    That fly most definately has a bad hair day :D
     
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Hans, Are the Bivisibles considered a Bumble or does a Bumble need to be sub-surface? First time I saw a Bumble, as named, I also wondered about the Zulu.
     
  5. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member


    Bill, Bivisibles are typically dry flies - they both have bushy hackles, but barb length shorter on Bivisibles. The key diff, though, is that on Bumbles the front hackle is from a game bird. More often than not they have a tail.

    Cheers,
    Hans W
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Thanks for the clarification. I think my North Country fly book has Bumbles in it and I did not pick up on the game bird as facing hackle.