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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