Another Pat Dorsey fly from his book, Tying & Fishing Tailwater Flies, called the Buckskin. Seeing how I have a lot of Chamois Strips, this was a fly that I wanted to tie and try. To me, it looks like a maggot with tail. Pat said it imitates caddis larvae. In his recipe, Pat calls out Brown hen hackle but I am using the hackle from pheasant feathers. On the head, I used UV Resin. Pat also ties two variations off this pattern, a Bead-Head Buckskin and a Mercury Buckskin which I will show at the end of the tying steps. These two variations uses a different hook, Tiemco TMC2487, I used the TMC2499BL. The Bead-Head Buckskin used a gold brass bead with not tail and the Mercury Buckskin used a glass silver lined bead (Killer Caddis Bead) and the thorax is peacock herl.
- Hook: Tiemco TMC100, or TMC101
- Hook Size: 16, 18, 20
- Body: Chamois Strip
- Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0, Black
- Hackle: Brown
Fishing instructions – Dead drift with strike indicator and use another fly as a dropper off the Buckskin.