|Body:||Black fly foam|
Notes on tying:
1. Cut a piece of fly foam about 3/8" wide and 3 times the shank length, then with a razor blade I cut the thickness in half.
2. Trim one end (about 1/3 of it off) to make a tail.
3. Secure thread behind the eye then start tying the tail to the top of the hook. The start of the shell should be just past the bend of the hook, secured all the way along the top of the shank.
4. Bring thread back to the middle 1/3 of hook. Tie in black hackle, make 3 or 4 wraps and secure. Bring thread up behind eye. Pull fly foam over the top and secure it. Hold the foam tight so it will not slip around the hook. Whip finish.
5. Trim foam to desired shape.
This is a great pattern for browns on the Wisconsin streams, Camp Creek and Timber Coulee. It works well in the middle of the day during the summer. Fish it dead drift or a very slight twitch (just enough to show life).
Tim Baker 512 N Gaines Stuart, IA 50250