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RIO's Morrish Dirty Bird - Hare's Ear
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RIO's Morrish Dirty Bird - Hare's Ear

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$2.89
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Description

In the late 80’s, long before beadheads reached the Americas and as my slack-line nymphing game came into its own, I became darn near a one-pattern angler. The fly of choice was a commercial rendition of Cal Bird’s Bird’s Nest. With a few #16’s, a spool of 5X, and some BB shot, I felt unstoppable. Once beads came forward, I began working on my own version of the Bird’s Nest, and after a good deal of experimentation settled on the Dirty Bird, which was my first-ever royalty pattern. After nearly three decades of fishing it, it remains my go-to pattern. If I want to skip the careful observation period and just go fishing, this is my fly. It is super generic and buggy and works as a caddis, mayfly and scud. The black bead is more subtle and realistic than other beads and the fly works great dead-drifted or on the swing.

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TMC 3761
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Tiemco/
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$9.65
Uni 8/0 Thread
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UNI Products/
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$4.00
Spirit River Tungsten Beads
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Spirit River/
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$7.25
Ice Dub
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Hareline/
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$3.75
Hare's Ear Dubbing
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Hareline/
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$3.25
Ultra Wire Small
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Ultra Thread Company/
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$3.75
Hungarian Partridge Skin
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Wapsi/
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$59.00
Flashabou
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$6.00

Hook/Thread: Tiemco 3761 Nymph Hook / Uni 8/0 Thread

Bead: Spirit River Tungsten Beads

Collar: Ice Dubbing

Body: Hare's Ear Dub

Ribbing: Ultra Wire Small

Wing: Partridge Feathers & Flashabou

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