With all the step by steps, I thought I'd try one, though it's an easy fly. Sorry some of the pics are out of focus...
It's my version of a zebra sugar cube fly. It can be fished in the film as an emerger, but I found it most effective trailing behind a beadhead nymph. Can also be tied parachute style and is great in olive.
Hook: Umpqua 202 size 18
Thread: 12/0 black
Tail: White antron yarn divided in half
Abdomen: black thread
Ribbing: 6/0 white thread ribbing (makes subtle ribbing, 3/0 more pronounced)
Sugar cube: white foam strip
Hackle: black, whiting's 100's size 24
1. Lay down thread base all the way down the curve of the hook shank
2. Tie in antron yard tail and 6/0 white tying thread then advance thread up about 3/4 up the shank. Tie in foam strip leaving about one hook eye in front of it.
3. Wrap white tying thread up the shank for ribbing and trim antron tail as a trailing shuck. Tie in the hackle behind the foam strip and pack thread wraps in front of the foam strip to help it stand up.
4. 2 to 3 turns of hackle behind the foam and tie it off. Trim and whip finish.
I had some time while my daughter napped this afternoon and got mine tied. Now just to get to the post office before the deadline.