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!
Great attractor nymph that works great by itself in larger sizes when the water is higher, as well as a solid weight nymph. You can tie this on a standard nymph hook like the video, or try it on a jig hook as well!
Hands down the winner of the ugliest fly competition, the Mop Fly has a love/hate following. That being said, there’s no disputing the effectiveness of these strange looking flies. Cream and tan seem to work plenty well, but there’s lots of other options that will work great depending on your fish and conditions. If you’re fishing high and dirty water, there may be no better fly!