Tag Archives: Dry Flies

Pink Chewy Chubby tied by Alyssa Halls of Owl Creek Flies

From the bench at the Fly Shop of the Bighorns located in Sheridan, WY comes season 2 of Zach Andres’ fly tying series. This video features tyer Alyssa Halls of Owl Creek Flies. Owl Creek has some truly drool worthy dyed feathers for sale in their shop, and occasionally on eBay. The Chewy Chubby (Chernobyl?) is tied in the vein of a Chernobyl Ant and featured a bright segmented pink belly. Pink and brown foam is stacked, fused and cut for the body to give it the layered look. The legs are tied on high should sit twitching in the water surface. The hi-vis wing (post) makes sure that the fly is visible in a variety of light conditions, but isn’t visible to the fish below. They also have tan, brown, peach and purple variations of the pattern available in their shop.

Pink Chewy Chubby Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad 1x fine, 3xl dry fly hook, size #10
Thread: UNI 6/0 thread
Belly: 2mm Foam (for belly)
Back: Fused Foam, 4mm
Legs:Medium Barred Rubber Legs
Wing: E.P. Fibers
Head: 2mm Foam (for post)
Glue: Zap a Gap Brush-on

You can follow Zach Andres on vimeo and catch up on the first season of the show.

Pink Chewy Chubby, a segmented-foam-belly hopper pattern with an EP fiber wing. Photograph by Alyssa Halls of Owl Creek Flies.
Pink Chewy Chubby – Photograph by Alyssa Halls of Owl Creek Flies.

More CDC & Elk

Big Ol Mouthful CDC & Elk - Roy Christie

We posted about one of my favorite flies a while back, the CDC & Elk. Here is a followup and a few more patterns that may interest you if you liked the fly. Up above is a new pattern by Roy Christie, the BOM or Big Ol’ Mouthful soon to be added to Hans’ website.

Spent CDC & Elk – Hans Weilenmann
Cripple CDC & Elk – Bruce Salzburg
Cranefly CDC & Elk – Hans Weilenmann


Art Flick Flies at Auction

I stumbled upon this on eBay just a few seconds ago, but it’s out of my price range and I though a reader might want to take a look and perhaps bid. Here is a set of 11 Art Flick flies framed and ready to hang. This is especially for Alex over at the The Day Tripper because I know he loves the Catskillz.

Art Flick Flies

2 days to bid and it’s already at US $543.33. Good luck.