[Video] Tying Bob Jacklin’s Green Drake

Bob Jacklin, author of numerous books on fly fishing Yellowstone National Park, shows us how to tie his favorite Western Green Drake in our Friday Night Fly Tying Video brought to us by The Weekly Fly.

Yellowstone Area Green Drake Hatch

If you are heading out to fish the Henry’s Fork or other rivers in the greater Yellowstone National Park area, you’ll want a few Green Drake dry flies in your quiver. While the Green Drake hatch can be fickle at times, if you catch it right it can be a glorious event. Bob Jacklin knows this well and shares his tips on tying his favorite Green Drake for the greater Yellowstone area.

Material List

Hook:285 Dia-Rikki (or 1x nymph hook)
Body:Australian Possum dubbing, light olive
Hackle:Yellow grizzly
Wing:Elk Hair, Grey
Tail:Deer Hair, Olive
Ribbing:Gudebrod Silk Thread EE, Yellow


About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.