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Standard Brown Drake Fly

Hook Size

  • 8
  • 10

Hook Brand

  • Barbed
  • Barbless

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  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: 4.59
  • 12 Pack: 15.30
    (12 flies for the price of 10)
  • Selection Total: €4.59

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When should I fish with the Standard Brown Drake?

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About the Standard Brown Drake Trout Fly

The Standard Brown Drake is a good utility mayfly pattern that is very buoyant and works well on most waters.

This classic mayfly pattern is designed to imitate the adult stage of the Brown Drake mayfly. Brown Drakes (Ephemera simulans) are large mayflies that hatch in late spring to early summer, ofter just around dusk, their emergence triggers some of the most exciting dry fly fishing of the season!

Expert Tip:

Fishing with a Standard Brown Drake Mayfly pattern is all about timing and presentation. Anglers need to match the hatch, meaning they should use this pattern when the natural Brown Drakes are actively hatching and trout are feeding on them. The best fishing often occurs in the evening or early morning. Presenting the fly with a delicate, accurate cast and allowing it to drift naturally with the current can be incredibly effective in enticing strikes from selective trout.

Creator of this trout fly: Mike Lawson

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: Idaho, USA

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 8-10.
  • Thread : Brown.
  • Tail : Moose hair.
  • Body : Tan superfine seal's fur or similar dubbing.
  • Wing : Brown elk hair.
  • Shoulder Hackle : Golden grizzle.

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