Above average success with tube flies lately. The dangle producing the best numbers, with the tube opening in the front it's a belief ,or maybe just the heavy eyes , that when you release tension on the dangle the water fills the tube causing a dive towards the bottom...to what I believe produces an undeniable fishy movement at the end of a swing.
Patterns aren't extremely important in choices in past experience, as long as the color combo/movement qualities provide that it will hunt. Big fan lately of...
Tube>angel hair under tail>dub loop> ostrich tail on top of tube, not spun around> dub or tinsel body>hackle> dub loop> throat hackle>Oval tinsel> angel hair under wing> ostrich top wing> one turn marabou. Big lead eyes on the front.
Colors can be adjusted accordingly but this is a very simple pattern that just moves moves moves in the water. Best success on this pattern equaling about 3" total, with the angel hair tail sticking a pinch past everything else in the back.
Last edited by Grateful Spey; 03-15-2015 at 02:54 PM.