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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.

Canadian Hopper – Donald “Chubby” McChubbin

How can you not love the nickname Chubby. This is a simple hopper pattern for the late summer and into the fall. This won’t float like the foam hoppers, but should present as a nice drowned hopper. It should be good for some hard heavy takes just below the surface.

Hook: Hopper 3xl curved shank #1270
Thread: 6/0 yellow
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Orange wool
Rib: Yellow floss
Wing: Turkey quill
Head: spun and clipped deer body hair