Dean Reiner has been tying flies with his daughter Dandy for decades. Dean started Hatch Finders Fly Shop in Livingston ages ago and ties many of the fly tying patterns he sells in the shop to clients who come out to the Yellowstone River fly fishing for trout and other species. He’s an expert on how to tie a fly and from beginner fly tying to expert level patterns.
This dry fly pattern is a bit unique in that the fly is meant to sit in an upside down position on the water.
https://www.hatchfinders.com/ is now owned by Dean’s daughter and fly tier in her own right, Dandy Reiner. Check out her patterns here.
Hook: Standard dry, sizes 10-14
Thread: Ultra Thread, 70 or 140, Black
Hackle: Whiting Farm, Brown
Wing: TroutHunter CDC, Medium Dun
You can find more patterns by Dean or select from the ones below:
Wilted Spinach – Dean Reiner
Kamikaze Hopper – Dean Reiner
Land’s Pattern – Dean Reiner
Hackle Stem Crane Fly – Dean Reiner
CDC Parachute Caddis – Dean Reiner
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