Silvey's Edible Emerger

Silvey's Edible Emerger in-stock, no sales tax - $50 orders ship free in USA.

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. * Search Catalog Trips & Schools Bargains

Our Waters Order Info Steelheadquarters Events

Edible Emerger, Olive Edible Emerger, Tan
I guide the Deschutes River, in Oregon, which is a predominately caddis river.  The caddis pupa is an important fly pattern to insuring my client’s success.  The existing caddis pupae patterns on the market were too bulky, round and had no movement for my tastes.

The Edible Emerger was created with a body that is slim and tapered at the end similar to the naturals.   I added marabou to add movement to the pattern, a material none of the existing patterns use.  Fish key on movement and marabou is one of the materials that have the most life like qualities when wet.
The deer hair head is there to keep the pattern fishing on the surface or just under the surface.  It has the added effect of creating a bubble trail when swung on a tight line.

The Edible Emerger can be fished in a number of ways.

Dropper – Drop this fly off of an easily visible caddis dry when fishing during caddis hatches.  Don’t forget to let the fly swing into shore at the end of your dry fly drift.

Dry – Grease the head / deer hair only.  You want the body of the fly to be fishing in the film or just under the surface. Wet the body with your fingers.  Fish the fly upstream as you would any other dry but let it swing to the bank on a tight line on the end of your drift.

Nymphing Plus -  The Edible Emerger can be nymphed but make sure it is the upper nymph on a 2 fly rig so it floats higher in the water column.  If you see a fish rise while fishing this way cut off your 2nd nymph and take any weight off the rig.  Cast it at the rise without having to completely re-rig.

Brian Silvey
Edible Emerger – Designer

Silvey's Edible Emerger, Olive

These little half-submerged flies are very difficult to see on/in the water. Using a dry fly as a strike indicator is a real help. An easy to see fly like a Royal Wulff with a 2'-3' leader tied off the bend of the hook can really help you keep track of your emerger.

Silvey's Edible Emerger, Olive

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1167 Silvey's Edible Emerger, Olive 16 3 for $5.85

Silvey's Edible Emerger, Tan

Many of our rivers really come alive during the last hour of light. Even white wing flies can be hard to see in the glare. Try a black fly as a strike indicator.

Silvey's Edible Emerger, Tan

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1168 Silvey's Edible Emerger, Tan 16 3 for $5.85

The Fly Fishing Shop HOME. The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR

1(800) 266-3971

Back To Brian Silvey's Caddis

Back To Caddis Flies Subsurface

To Top