Originally Posted by Red Owl
I am currently reading Lee Wulff's "Trout on a Fly" and he said a plain gray nymph with a little peacock herl at the head worked great but he couldn't sell them. People wanted, gold ribs, hackle, etc.
I have seen these minimal patterns but never used them. Any thoughts?
That pattern imitates a caddis larva either inside or outside it's case.
Change the body color to match the natural. Green is probably the most popular body color for the net spinning caddis.