While I was looking untangling an errant cast into a tree behind me I found this fly. It looks super fishy to me and I’d like to swing it in some of the rivers around me. It has a bead body, around a size 8.
Someone's vice creation? Judging by the hook and what appears to be a guinea hackle collar, I'd guess it was intended as a steelhead fly. But not sure where you were fishing. And not that it wouldn't catch trout too.
A few years back, there seem to be a fad (so to speak) going on with bead bodied flies, similar to the pic…even “shrimp-looking” flies.
I now have enough beads to tie flies till I die. It didn’t help that I have a large bead store in town either.
Right on. Thanks for the reply’s. To me it looks like it would work as a micro streamer. I was kinda thinking it looked like a vice creation. Either way I thought it would take some lower d fish on the swing. Found it on the Fall River.