Ant, Beetle, Cricket. ???? Well, maybe all three? In any case they eat it and it’s simple.
Sometimes it’s been so long since I’ve tied or fished a pattern, it gets lost in the shuffle. That’s the “problem” with Flyflasher. Too many great flies being posted by too many great tyers. I’ve got a “to do” list of posted flies to try as long as my arm.
Just thought about this one from my own past and decided to tie a few and post. It’s a real kamikaze pattern that takes few materials and little time. You can fish it in all those places where terrestrials fall in and not really care if your cast goes off target.
Just a preshaped foam “beetle” body in black. The longer the body, the larger the insect it can represent. A grizzly hackle wing tied flat, a bit of black dubbing and a few turns of black hackle. Quick and easy but really effective.
Thought I should add a note. This is fished mostly at close range on small, overgrown (read brushy banks and overhangs) streams. It’s all pretty much close range. If you want to fish it at longer distances, all black can be hard to see. Suggest replacing the grizzly wing with a bit of yellow or pink, either feather or poly.
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