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Mercer's Missing Link

Umpqua Feather Merchants
$2.25

Originally designed as a spent caddis pattern, we took "caddis" off the end of the name, as this sparse pattern has proven absolutely deadly at mimicking nearly every insect category, from caddis to mayflies to small stones to terrestrials. This fly works great as a "stand out" in blizzard hatches. Something magic here...

FLY RECIPE:

HOOK:  TMC 102Y, sizes 12 - 18
THREAD:  Ultra 70 Tying Thread, color of choice
ABDOMEN:  Ultra 70 Tying Thread, color of choice - ribbed with a strand of Flashabou, pearl - coated with SofTex
THORAX/WING SPLITTER:  Ice Dub Dubbing - color of choice
DOWN WINGS:  Antron Yarn, dark dun
UP WING:  Elk Body Hair, natural
HACKLE:  Dry Fly Hackle, dark dun

Code Color Size Price
#139FG Green Drake 12 $2.25
#139FN Natural Dark 12 - 18 $2.25
#139FO Olive 20 $2.25
#139FR Red 14 - 18 $2.25
#139FA Amber 12 - 18 $2.25
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Originally designed as a spent caddis pattern, we took "caddis" off the end of the name, as this sparse pattern has proven absolutely deadly at mimicking nearly every insect category, from caddis to mayflies to small stones to terrestrials. This fly works great as a "stand out" in blizzard hatches. Something magic here...

FLY RECIPE:

HOOK:  TMC 102Y, sizes 12 - 18
THREAD:  Ultra 70 Tying Thread, color of choice
ABDOMEN:  Ultra 70 Tying Thread, color of choice - ribbed with a strand of Flashabou, pearl - coated with SofTex
THORAX/WING SPLITTER:  Ice Dub Dubbing - color of choice
DOWN WINGS:  Antron Yarn, dark dun
UP WING:  Elk Body Hair, natural
HACKLE:  Dry Fly Hackle, dark dun

Code Color Size Price
#139FG Green Drake 12 $2.25
#139FN Natural Dark 12 - 18 $2.25
#139FO Olive 20 $2.25
#139FR Red 14 - 18 $2.25
#139FA Amber 12 - 18 $2.25

Reviews (11)

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Mercer's Missing Link review

This is one of my top flies I have ever fished with in 40 years of fly fishing and should be there with the Adams as an all time great!
Posted by Mark Giordano on Jun 23rd 2020

Missing link

My home water is Henry’s Fork, Idaho. Tough fish, that have seen just about everything. The missing link, as a transitional fly, has been a great choice. 5 ⭐️’s.
Posted by Tom Clark on May 8th 2020

Missing LInks

Love these flies of all types would not fish without them.
Posted by Tom Millman on Apr 6th 2020

Additional info

SKU: 139F