Lower River Pattern
||Daiichi 1130 size 16-22
||Fl Orange 6/0 Uni-Thread
||Fl Orange Thread
||Light Orange Bead
- Place a properly sized light orange
semi-transparent bead onto the hook.
- Place hook in vise and secure thread
behind the bead.
- Tie in a piece of small diameter orange
V-rib (you may have to heat it in hot water and stretch it for the
smaller patterns) along the top of the hook while wrapping the thread
to the bend of the hook.
- Wrap the thread forward to just behind
the bead making sure to keep the tension up.
- Wrap v-rib forward with no space between
wraps to form the body. You can tie it round side up or flat
side up (I actually prefer the flat side up).
- Secure the v-rib just behind the bead
with several tight wraps then trim.
- Whip fininsh behind the bead, trim, and
||This pattern is a
killer attractor pattern when the lake turns over and the water gets
murky on the river. Sometimes they will really go for the
size 16 and other times they won't touch it unless it is size
22. I've also had luck in the same pattern but a red/orange
color or just a red color. This is my absolute favorite
searching pattern for murky water conditions in size 16 or
18. You can also opt to tie it without the bead and it still
fishes well. I'm just used to tying it this way.