I am not shamelessly self promoting by coming back and re-posting this fly, really
I'm not. The truth is that this is the fly that I have caught the most lake & sea run trout on.
This was my original twist to the well known Nine Three streamer, I began making this varaition in the 90's.
This is the fancy version I began making circa 2007;
I felt that by adding the tag, butt, and crystal flash I had made significant improvements to my eye. The original pattern works as well and if anything the crystal flash may have given it some fish appeal but I doubt they noticed the ostrich butt
The second version was different enough to warrant calling it 'Ard's Nine Three' and it has been great on steelhead & trout. I could be bad and litter the thread with pictures of fish but I'm hoping that you'll take my word for the results.
If you tie any of these and someone sees your flies they might notice that they have not seen that fly before. I believe that lends itself to the flies effectiveness, fish never saw one before either, probably not the case for the woolybugger.............