Thursday, December 22, 2011
Cutthroat Candy ... a must have pattern
Hook: Standard dry fly hook size 12 to 18
Thread: UTC 70 - start with red at the but and change over to a thread that matches body color
Tail: Optional - lemon woodduck flank is pictured above
Body: Color to match wing - my preference is a synthetic or natural material with a little flash from ice dub or antron.
Wing: Polypro - color to suit. Note how the front part of the wing is trimmed
Hackle: Grizzly saddle hackle with two or three turns in front of the wing. A great alternative is cdc fibers placed in a dubbing loop and applied the same as the saddle hackle. A big advantage of the later approach is the fly never needs any floating since both cdc and polypro float naturally.
I've caught fish everywhere I have used this fly!