Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Umpqua and Oregon Coast
I love the TRC pattern, Adrian being the one who turned me on to it.
Last summer, I hooked and quickly lost my first traditionally tied TRC fish at the bottom of the Fox Creek run on the NU. Interestingly, Todd, swinging a Wang, hooked and lost a fish at the top of the run at nearly the same moment I stuck mine. Lightning......
I always like to have a dark little bug to offset the Manic Muddler; usually that is a Blue Spade. But in Combs’ book, he points out out that Harry tied the TRC in a variety of body colors including black. I decided to expand on that idea. I trust that Harry won’t mind the use of a couple of “less than traditional” ingredients.
Hook: Daiichi 2421 #6 (Sorry Adrian, I misidentified it earlier)
Hackle and head: Black elk, head is trimmed. I want the head to flow back. I try to be just on the sparse side on the elk. Just on the long side, too.
Wing: Two green feathers, one atop the other, from a Ringneck Pheasant rump. They look good tented, too.
Body: Hareline Ice Dub, Black. (A little sparkle here; Harry would understand)
Tail: Four strands of Orange Krystal Flash. (I suspect Harry might Tsk-Tsk at the addition of the tail)
I like the look of this guy a lot. I don’t think I will hitch it, I always do with the Manic Muddler. With the lighter wire hook and the elky ingredients, I think this will swing damp, right in the film...like a TRC should (In my mind).
Thanks for the complements guys. I think this variant will do well for me.
Last edited by moethedog; 04-01-2020 at 02:43 PM.