“The Jiglet” by Jake Adelman

April 8, 2015

“The Jiglet” by Jake Adelman

I designed this fly to imitate tiny sculpins and originally tied it to use on picky trout in small water.  It was first tied it to be stripped and fished like a traditional streamer (which does work) but it is absolutely killer dead-drifted under an indicator.  The tungsten head gets it down and the movement from the marabou and rubber legs is extremely effective.  I've been fishing this for a few months now and have had success on everything from spring creeks to the Yellowstone, Gallatin, and Madison rivers.  The brown version is a great crayfish imitation, and I imagine the fish are taking the green or black versions as sculpin's or stonefly nymphs.  It's a quick tie and I highly recommend having a few in your box!  Click Here for the fly tying video!


Hook: Daiichi 4660 Size 8

Bead: Slotted Tungsten 5/32's Black

Tail: Olive Marabou & Pearl Krystal Flash

Body: Hare'e Ice Dub Olive & Olive Saddle Hackle

Pectoral Fins: Sili Legs Nymph Olive Barred

Head: Dubbing Loop with Hare'e Ice Dub Olive

Thread: Uni Thread 6/0 Olive

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