LFFA Members' Fly Dressings
... series by Adrian V. W. Freer
 
No.1

Shuck Fly
contributed by Adrian Freer

Shuck Fly

Dressing:
Hook:
Kamasan B400 or similar nymph hook size 10 or 12
Tying Thread:
White
Tail:
White Glo-Brite MultiYarn Shade 16,  ¼" long
Body:
White Ostrich Herl ribbed fine Silver or Gold tinsel
Thorax:
White Ostrich Herl
Hackle:
None
Wing:
None
Head:
Clear Varnish
Comments: Like many other successful flies, this is a very easily constructed one, and is for use when the trout are on the top and are mopping up buzzers and shucks in the surface film, which they do very regularly. 

It was designed for this one specific situation, and has proved its worth when fished wet as a middle dropper fly, with a dry fly on the point.
 
It is best fished using a static or a very slow retrieve, with only just enough line being gathered to either keep in contact with the fly, or else to move it very, very slowly.  Expect the trout to take it quite confidently.

On its first time out one warm, late April evening, it took three fish in twenty minutes.  The fish were all stuffed with buzzer shucks and buzzer pupae.



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