Claret and Gold UV Hobbler

Claret and Gold UV Hobbler

Hook: Hayabusa 761 #12
Tail: Pheasant tail fibres, dyed claret
Body: Claret/Gold UV straggler fritz
Legs: Knotted Pheasant tail
Cloak: Bronze Mallard, dyed claret
Thread: Danville 6/0 claret

A simple variation of the black and silver UV hobbler from George Barron’s book [1] At the end of the line. As George notes, the extra dressing on hobblers seems to appeal more to rainbows than wild browns so this variant seems a sensible addition to my Eyebrook box. Tied up a few for this season with different lengths of cloak, this is longer in the Irish tradition for dabblers. Best described as a modern traditional, the legginess of hobblers should make it a particularly effective pattern.

  1. George Barron At the end of the line (Talybont, Ceredigion: Privately published by the author, 2016).