Comet

Uses

A dredging fly suited for cool, deep flows.

Variations

The body, tail, and hackle colors can be endlessly twiddled with. With a black tail, black body, and a silver rib, the fly becomes a Black Boss.

How to Fish

Traditional wet-fly swing or use with an indicator rig and dead drift the fly near the bottom. Or combine the two tactics and dead drift the fly upstream from you, then let it swing at the end of the drift.

HOOK: Teimco 7999, sizes 2-6

THREAD: White

TAIL: Orange calftail with orange Krystal Flash. The tail should about 25% longer than the body.

BODY: Silver diamond braid

HACKLE: Orange and yellow (one of each)

EYES: Tungsten or nickel eyes. Make it heavy.