Posted by GRW on May 04, 1997 at 23:20:21:
In Reply to: Dorato fly posted by BobW on May 01, 1997 at 15:54:59:
: Read several posts mentioning the Dorato. Can someone provide a recipe - for the Dorato fly? Thanks!
I learn of the fly many years ago from Richard Talleur's book Fly-Fishing for Trout.The fly is known
also as the Dorato Hare's Ear and as discribed in the book has a hare's ear dubbed body but I use
muskrat fur because what I think results in a longer floating fly and I use a tail of the short hairs
of the forehead of deer.Hook Mustad 94840 or sub.20-12(16 best);Wing-lemon wood-duck(or dyed mallard)
Tail--deer forehead hair tied in short(just a stub)or sub brown & grizzly barbules again tied short;
body-dubbed muskrat fur(grey)sub for hare's ear;hackle-brown & grizzly or cree(poor sub-too light)-
cut hackle flat across bottom even with barb,no shorter.Fly should set parallel with surface.Fly
resembles the Adams and especially when tied parachute style and when a white calf post or poly yarn.
Fish fly up and across and when fly gets below you lift rod and skitter the fly--this often gets the
strike.The fly is especially good where the caddis flies are dark in color(Hiwassee R.Tenn)and when
darker Mayflies are present.I have so much faith in it I use it as a searching pattern as well.Good
Luck.Hope I didn't forget anything.GRW
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