Ending the new year with my favorite fly

I thought that I would share a little about my all time favorite fly- The Evil Weevil. I want everyone to try and tie it in 2012 as it is one of the most effective and most versatile nymph patterns you can fish. I have caught nice trout in big rivers such as the Bow River (around Calgary), smaller creeks like Prairie Creek (near Rocky Mountain House), and many lakes in Alberta and British Columbia. The Evil Weevil imitates almost any subaquatic insect in a trout’s environment such as a mayfly or Caddis Nymph, a scud, backswimmer, or even a small stone fly nymph. Here is a picture of the Evil Weevil and what you need to tie it?

Hook: Diiachi 1150/1120 or other scud hook, sizes 8-20

Thread: Olive Uni-thread 8/0

Head: Gold or copper bead

Body: Light peacock Arizona Dubbing

Thorax : Natural peacock- Arizona Dubbing

Tail: Female ringneck pheasant fibers (6-15 fibers, depending on size)

Legs: Brown goose biots

Rib: Gold or copper wire

Shellback: Uni-Mylar pearl or Prismatic Pliable Sheet (Hareline) #10

 

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