Improved? I’ll have to cast a couple to be sure. Thanks to Paul Harper over at Fly Fish Calgary for bring this one to our attention. I’m not sure what to make of it except that it’s entertaining and I do believe there is something to a fly this buggy.
Kerry Pitt turned me onto this pattern a few years ago after he added a couple to a swap we both took part in. The fly has an incredible surface presence and has since been responsible for bringing many browns and bows to net during the fall hopper season. I hear it also works well for bass and panfish, so I’ll be testing this out soon.
Hook: Large Dry Fly Hook, size 6 to 12 Thread: Brown waxed 6/0 Tail: Deer body hair, color to match Body: Squirrel fur dubbing Shellback: Craft foam or furry foam, cut to a width not greater than the hook gape Eyes: Mono eyes, medium or large depending on hook size Head: Continuation of shellback foam Wing Case: Continuation of shellback foam Legs: Sili Legs or small diameter round rubber legs