This is a great pattern to fish your favorite stillwater from April into November. I like to cast these over weed beds and close to shore reeds. Use a slow retrieve and move your rod tip side to side slightly. This helps impart some natural movement to the fly.
You can tie the fly in a range of colors, olive is my goto, but light yellows, olives, brown and dun colors all work well. If you want a lighter fly, use an eye made from monofilament. If you want a heavier fly, brass eyes will work well.
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Hook: Firehole 718 #8-12
Thread: Olive 8/0 70d
Eyes: 3.2mm bead chain black
Tail: Olive marabou
Ribbing: Gold wire (BR)
Flashback: Pearl tinsel large
Body: Olive Antron dubbing (mixed)
Collar: Ringneck pheasant (olive)
Head: Olive Antron dubbing (mixed)