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This pattern comes from Pat Dorsey’s Colorado Guide Flies (https://amzn.to/2DlrCcx) and was designed by Blue Quill Angler co-owner Steve Parrott.
This fly has a number of elements that I like in a fly. A fat nymph profile, hot spot, and a heavy weighted bead head. You could even add a little extra weight in the form of some wire or lead behind the bead.
I’ll be pitching this fly into some small creek pockets waters come the spring, but I think the pattern has good prospects for fishing deeper waters under a strike indicator or even fishing stillwater with a cast and retrieve.
Bank Saver (Steve Parrott) Fly Recipe
Hook: Firehole 633 #12-16
Bead: Black tungsten
Thread: 8/0 (70d) black
Tail: Ringneck pheasant tail fibers
Backstrap: Ringneck pheasant tail fibers
Flashback: Mirage flash
Ribbing: Red Ultrawire (small or xs)
Body: Tan rainbow Sow Scud dubb
Hot Spot: Hot Pink (fuchsia) Laser dubb
Thorax: Brown Haretron or Angora goat dubb
Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music)
Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW
Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov
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