Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Upper Peninsula Michigan
Good question. I never used yellow before I started looking at Atlantic salmon flies. I guess a true yellow as a primary color isn’t something I’ve ever tied, not sure why but just doesn’t seem to strike my fancy.
I like yellow or yellowish hues, whether that be towards the orange spectrum like sunburst or ginger, or towards the dirty spectrum like banana or olive. I like it as a contrasting color as a brighter bottom or first wing?
The olive hued yellow like banana or golden olive seems to be dynamite in very clear water for steelhead. But I generally am always working that banana or yellow towards olive & black or towards burnt orange & black.
Although, just for fun I tied a wooly bugger up to match one of my favorite flowers in my garden
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.