I named this fly Dan’s Deerie. The reason for the name came from a cigar smoking, MTFA member, who loves to fish and yes, catches fish – Dan Ditzler. At an MTFA meeting I was asking the members to give me some of their favorite flies. Dan came up to me, took off his hat, and gave me a fly that was attached. The first picture of that fly is above. He said that this fly catches Sun Fish. He told me that it was a simple fly to tie and gave me some information on it. I put it with my other flies, and forgot about it. Just the other day, I found his fly and started tying it. It looks close to Dan’s but if it was on his hat, it was well fished and beat up. I used pink marabou and Deer hair – thus the name. If this is wrong, Dan will have me correct it.
- Hook: Tiemco TMC200R or TMC101
- Hook Size: 10, 12, 14
- Tail: Pink Marabou
- Body: Deer Hair
- Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Camel
Fishing instructions: Fish like a dry fly on the surface with short swimming strokes.