This little piggy is a tank and it keeps a nice open gape on the hook. The shell back is made from Tuffleye resin and hardened with a blue light. The weight means you probably don’t need split shot and can fish the deeper pools and get the fly down quick. It would be perfect for putting into a riffle running to a deep hole.
There is an interesting tidbit in the comments by that I want to try out. I love breakfast so why wouldn’t a fish.
If you like scuds you should try fishing a pink scud 5-10″ under a prince nymph
we call it eggs and bacon and it absolutely kills big rainbows.
Here is a great tutorial for tube tyers. Charlie from Tight Lines ties up a somewhat generic tube, but the important thing to note is how the components of the fly fit together. Charlie does a pin point job explaining some of the mystery behind all of the separate components and how the liner tube, junction tube, body and cone fit into the overall construction of a tube fly. Take notes.
You will want to brush up on tying your parachute patterns before you tackle this one. The midge is a minuscule little prey item and so the hooks reflect this. Charlie Piette gets a lot of respect from me for being able to tie large stuff like Ed Ward’s Intruder to this. This fly has an orange hi-vis post that I would need in order to have any hope of seeing a take.
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