This is a great lead fly, as well as a dropper under a bigger dry fly. We use this as a point fly in double nymph rigs and catch a ton of fish on it, particularly in higher flows.
If you’re looking for a great high water fly or a point fly for a Euro Nymph rig, this fly is one you won’t want to be without. Great fly in black, brown, and purple, as well as a lighter Golden Stonefly type yellow color. We got some mileage out of this pattern this year!
Easy to tie, durable fly that just works. Size 14-16 is a good all around size to try, and makes a good nymph in a hopper dropper rig. Larger ones work great for a point fly in a Czech nymph rig, as well as a weight fly under an indicator. Try in a variety of different colors and sizes!
Despite the cigarette filter look, this fly works amazing when there’s craneflies around. Trout love these big bugs, and they’ll go out of their way to eat them typically. Works great both dead drifted and skittered!