Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Dark Uglies - Jonah Fly

Hook: Mustad 9672 (Size 2-6)
Thread: 6/0 Brown Uni
Tail: Brown Maribou
Flash: Gold Krystal Flash
Body: Brown Leech Yarn
Hackle: Brown Hen Hackle
Weight: 10 Wraps of .025 Lead

In Art Scheck's book Fly Fish Better he calls patterns like this Dark Uglies. Scheck called this one a Jonah Fly - "junk on a hook." Dark Uglies won't win any fly tying style points with your buddies if you try bragging about them at the vise, but on the water they work great.

Scheck says you should tie them in black and brown in size 4 and 6. I went one step further and tied it in a size 2....just in case. You should also tie a few unweighted versions for shallow water or cruising over weed beds.

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