Pattern Gorbuscha

#1
For the Pinks :cool:



Gorbuscha
Hook: Partridge GRS4A #10 (or equivalent streamer hook)
Bead: Gold
Thread: Gudebrod waxed nylon, chartreuse
Abdomen: Tying thread
Thorax: Veniard Llama mix, pink - in split thread (regular llama, with a _small_ amount of flash incorporated, is a good alternative)
Wing: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dyed dark pink - sparse
Hackle: Henny cock, dyed hot pink

Cheers,
Hans W
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#2
The abdomen appears more orange in color than chartreuse... am I going color blind?

If the primary colors are chartreuse and pink, those are the color combinations of the patterns that catch the most steelhead for me on the Oregon coastal rivers.
 
#3
The abdomen appears more orange in color than chartreuse... am I going color blind?

Gene, single thread used to tie the fly and you can see the chartreuse thread color behind the bead. I noticed same on abdomen - likely a combination of hook finish and the llama altering the hue of the thread?

Cheers,
Hans W