Written by Jason
Happy 4th of July!
Here’s a simple pattern I’ve been using lately that I’ve been having a lot of success with. I normally fish thread-bodied flies but am starting to use more and more flies with dubbing for the body. The dubbing absorbs water and helps the fly sink. But I also think it creates a slightly bulkier body that makes a more tempting meal to trout. Watch the video all the way to the end to see footage of what it looks like underwater.
Hook: Gamakatsu Amago #7.5, blue
Thread: Olive, 8/0
Loop Eye: #2 silk bead cord, white
Hackle: Brahma Hen, creme badger
Body: Olive dubbing