A dredging fly suited for cool, deep flows.
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
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.