tied by lanvaettir Fly Type:Terrestrials & Midges, Target Species:Trout, Recommended Region:Southwest US, Imitation:Hoppers/Crickets, Material List: Nymph Hook Size 6-14
Black or Orange Thread 3/0 or 6/0
Black 1/4 Inch Foam
Green Tinsel "Rope"
Bleached Deer or Elk Hair
Black Crazy Legs Tying Instructions: Prepare foam bodies in advance by hand or with a Chernobyl Ant punch tool.
Place hook in vise.
Lay down a layer of thread over the hook.
Tie in some green tinsel rope over the lower third of the body.
Tie foam body to the hook with 1/3 of the body going past the hook eye.
Tie in 4 - 10 threads of crystal flash 1/3 o fthe way down from the eye extending just a little past the end of the body.
Tie in a small bunch of hair of the same length over the crystal flash.
Tie on crazy legs.
Fold remaining foam over the top of the fly and lash it down.
You may need to use glue to keep the body from rotating on the hook.
Presentation Tips: Plop them on the water and try to get a long clean drift after that. Twitching works for finicky fish.
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