I learned of the Rat in my earliest days of fly fishing on my first visit to the Little Lehigh Fly Shop in Allentown, PA, and it was there that I met Al Miller; the creator of Al's Rat. Al was a staple at the fly shop. He was warm, kind, gracious, and always willing to share his knowledge on the sport of fly fishing.
Hi Jim,The sucker spawn is size 18 and made using bubblegum color angora yarn, and red thread. The angora yarn produces a wispy finish that appears very milky when wet, and also a bit translucent. If you give it a try please let me know how you do, and where you are fishing it.The sucker spawn and the rat each do very well on their own. But when used together, I have not yet found anything that can top it. It's a great rig.Take care,