RP Emerger

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Notes: If you ever fished the Frying Pan river near Apsen, Colorado, you probably had met Roy Palm, the owner of the Frying Pan Anglers fly shop. Roy had a large number of friends over the years that fished the Frying Pan with him such as A.K. Best, Ed Engle, and John Gierich. He was a signature fly tier for Umpqua and created a series of biot emergers utilizing a soft hackle from a hen neck. Unfortunately, Roy passed away in 2019 and he will be missed.

Roy's fly patterns have been popular within many winter tailwaters for midge hatches and small mayflies over the past twenty years. He noticed that most of the midges emerge in the film and that, during the winter, the midge hatches were often the only food source happening near the surface. If you enjoy dry fly fishing, this would be your selection. The hook needed to be a light wire with a straight shank so that it laid parallel to the surface of the stream. It's not easy to see, so Roy often used an indicator to locate the fly. The soft hackle represented the emerging midge. Originally, the pattern was tied without a tail or shuck, but later patterns often had this feature. With tailing material and a wet fly hook, the pattern can be adapted for emerging mayflies, like BWO's. This is a popular fly during the winter months on the Upper and Lower Owens River, here in the Sierra.

Roy's Special Emerger is designed to be fished deep, on the swing, or dead-drifted in the film. It has a superfine dubbing body and a Fluoro Fiber wing. Often tied in Gray or Black for the Trico hatch.

 

Variations:



RP Biot Emerger, BWO
RP Biot Emerger, BWO


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RP Biot Emerger, Trico
RP Biot Emerger, Trico


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Roy's Special Emerger
Roy's Special Emerger


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