|Hook:||(M) 7957 or (T) 3761|
|Tail:||Mallard Flank Feathers|
|Body:||Grayish-Tan Australian Opossum or #16 '"Buggy Nymph" Dubbing|
|Rib:||Medium Copper Wire|
|Hackle:||Mallard Flank Feathers|
|Thorax:||Grayish-Tan Australian Opossum or #16 "Buggy Nymph "Dubbing|
Notes on tying:
1. Tie in mallard or teal flank feathers. They should be tied in short and dyed to a bronze, tintex or maple sugar color.
2. Dub lower 2/3 of shank length with either grayish-tan Australian opossum or # 16 "buggy nymph" dubbing.
3. Tie in mallard or teal flank feather, same color as tail, so it extends to barb of hook or slightly longer.
4. Dub upper 1/3 of hook shank for thorax with same material used for the body. The thorax should be fuller than the body.
5. Finish head and tie off.
This fly was developed by Cal Bird on the Truckee River in CA. It was described by Michael Fong in Fly Fisherman, Feb. 1992 pgs. 70-71. It works well when it is cast upstream and floated dead drift downstream.
Mark Andracki 1105 12th Ave Coralville, IA 52241