This pattern is a little bit more difficult to tie, but not impossible. The pattern comes Gary LaFontaine's book Trout Flies Proven Patterns. This fly uses closed foam to create the halo, which diffuses light to imitate an insect emerging out of the water film. The orange spike of deer hair is an over exaggeration of the insect's wings coming out. The orange helps to grab the trout's attention to the fly compared to naturals emerging. Tie this on to a straight shank hook
This is a very simple fly to tie using red thread, a straight shank hook, pearl lurex and ostrich herl. This fly is a great scud/sowbug imitation to use in tailwaters. This fly can be used in many different colors, but pink is the most popular, even more so during the winter months. Watch the video below on a step by step instructional on how to tie.