Published Mar 18th 2009
The common housefly is indeed... eh.... common, and an obvious insect to imitate.
What does it imitate?
It imitates a house fly, obviously.
The idea for making this fly came from nature. I tie my flies after taking a closer look at the real insects. Knowing the entomology of the insects is the key to making a good imitation of a fly. The next thing is to choose the appropriate materials.
I use it when go fly fishing for chub. Here in Bulgaria the chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a very popular fish for fly fishing and you can find it in almost all streams and rivers in our country as well as in many lakes.
I fish the fly as a dry fly.
|Year of origin||2008|
|Target species||Brown trout|
|Hook||Mustad 94840 #14|
|Abdomen||Black foam and three peacock herls|
|Wings||Roman Moser Plastic Raffia Sheeting Lt. Dun|
|Back and head||Black foam|
|Thorax||Three peacock herls|
|Eyes||Pearl Flat Tinsel Medium Lureflash|
See the images below