June 29, 2020

Favorite Flies: Blushing Vader

I don't fish beadhead flies nearly as much as I used to. I now fish kebari mainly, but every once in a while (like tonight) I will put on a beadhead to dredge the depths and hook fish that otherwise ignore my kebari. 

One of my favorite beadhead flies is a black jig nymph, I call the Blushing Vader. It works really well when the water is high and/or off colored. 

If you like beadhead flies, give it a try and let me know how it worked for you!

Blushing Vader

Hook: jig hook. 
Bead: silver tungsten, slotted 
Thread: black 
Hackle: CDC, black. Wrapped. 
Wing: Hareline Ice Dub, UV fluorescent hot pink (ICE133)
Body: Hareline Ice Dub, peacock black (ICE283)
Rib: BR red wire 
Tail: black hackle fibers 

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