In this week’s episode of Tying Tuesdays, watch as Brady ties the 409 Yeager!
If you are like me, you spend months thinking about fishing big dries. Then when the time comes, that is all that you want to fish. Even if it means you must hike miles find the fish that are eager to take them, it is worth it. After all this thought and effort, you want a strong player. The 409 Yeager created by its namesake, Jason Yeager of Umpqua Feather Merchants, deserves a spot in your box. This fly is simple and has all of the right materials. From the dubbing underneath through the foam body, dry fly hackle, and elk hair wing – it is built to perform. When the warm, long days roll around, have this one tied on and focus on those fish that want to eat topwater. Fish will take with vigor and leave you wishing cold weather never returns.
Ingredients & Recipe
- Hook – Tiemco 2302 (6 – 16)
- Thread – UTC Ultra Thread (70D Yellow)
- Body – 2mm Tyers Foam (Tan) & 1mm Razor Foam (Yellow)
- Underbody – Hareline Super Fine Dubbing (Yellow)
- Underwing – Krystal Flash (Pearl)
- Wing – Elk Hair (Bleached) & Sparkle Emerger Yarn (Clear White)
- Hackle – Grizzly Rooster Cape (Natural)