Posted on January 07 2021
This month's fly is the Grouse and Flash. This fly was created by Nick Yardley of England. I first used it many years ago but had forgotten about it until recently seeing it in a tying book. It's hard to see the bright flash of the body in a photo but the fish have no problem seeing it. This is a great soft hackle to swing in the current during a hatch or as a search pattern.
Hook - nymph size 10 - 16
Thread - white under body and brown for the front
Body - 4 pieces of pearl krystal flash
Thorax - Hares ear dubbing
Hackle - ruffed grouse feather