(thanks to Mark)
||Dull brown copper wire
||Lead underbody with
pale olive dubbing
||Shell back of latex
tungsten under flexibody
||Black squirrel fox
thorax picked out
- build underbody using single layer of standard or square lead.
- run tying tread over to form solid banana shaped base for
- tie in copper wire, a narrow strip of flexibody then a slightly narrower
strip of tungsten latex (Roman Moser -Lathkill Tackle)all at the tail of
the nymph. -dubb abdomen (about 3/4 of way to eye) with fine pale olive or
white polydubbing -now pull the tungsten latex and flexibody over the
abdomen and wind over tread to hold in place while you wind over the
copper - wire the wire is pulled into the soft tungsten latex / flexibody
to give a nice segmented effect opening up the turns as you near body.
- once wire is in place take back the turns of thread you used to secure
shell back then wind copper wire under the latex before dubbing thorax
with black squirrel fox - pull the latex / flexbody over the thorax and
whip down before trimming excess and forming neat head. For a similar fly
see Oliver Edwards Rhyacophila Larva – my version sinks much faster though
which is vital for water of any significant depth or flow.
||Fished czech nymph style on a short line two nymphs - the top one on a free swiveling dropper formed from a double loop - fish in med/fast broken water searching and moving slowly -flies should catch bottom regularly or you're not fishing deep enough. If extra depth is needed a small tungsten bead can be added to dressing although not normally needed.
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