If you use a strike indicator most likely you have experienced a fish taking a whack at your indicator. With this in mind I designed a fly that I call the Double Dipper.
The Double Dipper Strike Indicator Fly is a large highly visible and very buoyant fly. Because it is so buoyant one can run one or two smaller dropper flies off it at one time. I call it a Double Dipper because it has two of each type of material except for legs in which it has four sets of two, two on each side of the body.
- Hook 6x long any brand with a light of wire as possible
- Body one 2 to 1-1/2 inch of 3/16 heat shrink and 2 sections of foam of the same length.
- Thread metallic purple
- Legs black and white speckled rubber
- Post white polypropylene
- Wings white or iridescent web wing type material and a white saddle feather
The clear 3/16 to 1/4 inch polyolefin heat shrink needs to be colored purple and the foam can be a variety of colors although I prefer black and beige. For more on using heat shrink for tying flies or making your own web wing type material type in "Unsinkalbe Dry Flies" in you search engine.