A simple tie for smallmouth and largemouth bass, steellhead, trout and panfish
Published by webrx
Type of fly
nymph, beadhead, warmwater, panfish
Originator of pattern if known
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Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern
Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skillsMaterials listed in order of tie in:
2 x long nymph hook sizes 2-14 Size 12 here.
Optional, brass or tungsten sized to hook. Not used here.
Optional. Wraps of nontoxic wire if desired. Unweighted here.
One strand of rubber leg material tied in at middle to form 2 tails. White and black barred centipede legs here.
Solid or variegated chenille. Olive chenille.
Optional fine silver wire or gold wire. Not used here.
Two strands of rubber leg material tied in by the middle to form 4 legs.
On versions without beads only, tie in strand of rubber leg material by middle to form 2 antennae
Special tying notes
In large sizes it imitates a big stonefly nymph, and is also a good buggy fly for smallmouth and largemouth bass. In smaller sizes itís an excellent panfish fly. It is also used for trout and steelhead in all sizes. Feel free to vary sizes and colors. (Yellow white legs is a great color combo for panfish)
Probably one of the simplest flies you could tie, but also one of the most effective going for darned near any 'moving water' fish you're chasing. Local variation on the theme is the "Otis Bug" done with 'New Age Chenille.' Lots of colours to choose from that vary the pattern from bright blue to black .. and every thing between.