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This is an excellent fly for short line nymphing in fast riffles--the bass hit this one very hard. Don't be afraid to tie this one large--I've seen hellgrammites 5 or 6 inches long! The ostrich herl tail gives this fly a distinctive swimming action in the water.
TMC 5263 #6
About 20 ostrich herl fibers 2x shank length
Black chenille (over lead wire)
Palmered dark-grayish hackle (dark dun, dark brown, or any dark variant saddle feather)
2 strands rubber