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 14 - 18 $2.25
#139FO Olive 20 $2.25
#139FR Red 14 - 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 14 - 18 $2.25
#139FO Olive 20 $2.25
#139FR Red 14 - 18 $2.25

Reviews (4)

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Don't Miss This Fly

If you are fising N. Cal rivers, spring creeks (Fall River)...don't be the "missing link" and get this in your fly box...
Posted by John - Pleasanton, CA on Sep 16th 2016

Great Fly

Someone I know rated this fly. I respect his opinion so I ordered a dozen a few years ago. I live in New England and I wasn't sure how this fly would work on our water. Well, let me tell you it's a winner!! I've caught fish all over the area and I've reordered it twice.
Posted by John on Aug 6th 2016

Fish Catcher!

I am a Guide in Colorado, Your fly is a go- too fly for me and my clients!
Last week on I caught the biggest wild Rainbow Trout in Colorado I have ever seen on you fly---Thanks!!!
Posted by Captain Lance Glaser on Jul 11th 2016

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SKU: 139F