Brown Drakes
.............................Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
06/04/08

Brown Drakes - (Ephemera simulans) - Fly Pattern Colors

Burrower Nymph:
Hook: 8- 12
Thread: Tan
Tails: Light Olive Brown
Abdomen: Light Yellow Tan
Gills: Olive Brown
Thorax: Light Yellow Tan        
Wing Case: Mottled Brown to Black        
Legs: Olive Brown

TS Emerger:
Hook: 8-12
Thread: Brown
Tail (Trailing Shuck) Light Brown  
Body  Yellowish Brown
Ribbing: Gold
Thorax: Yellowish Brown
Wings: Lt Gray
Legs: Light Brown

Drake:
Hook: 8-12
Thread: Brown                 
Tail: Brown
Extension: Yellowish Brown
Body: Yellowish Brown                                                                                
Thorax: Yellowish Brown
Wings: Lt. Gray with Brown Blotches made with water-proof marker
Legs: Lt. Brown        

Drake Spinner:
Hook: 8-12                         
Thread: Brown        
Tail: Brown        
Abdomen: Reddish Brown        
Thorax: Reddish Brown           
Wings: White (Heavy Mottling)
Legs: Brown

Coming Up Next:
Gray Drakes (Siphlonurus species)

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