The Ramblings of a Fly Fisherman

Annual Fly Tying Clinic - Trout Unlimited

I attended the Annual Fly Tying Clinic put on by Trout Unlimited this past weekend.  I was a little under the weather, but I still managed to participate in the silent auction and various raffles offered at the event.  While there, I got the opportunity to watch Greg Garcia tie on a few of his favorite inventions.  I have really enjoyed working with Greg over the years and I owe him immensely for the great advice that he has willingly offered me over that time that has ultimately improved my technique on the river.  However, this was the first time that I have been at a venue where Greg was actually tying.  One of my favorite patterns of his is the Mini Hot Attractor.  It is a simple attractor, very easy to tie, and in my opinion, a dead-ringer for the yellow sally stone fly.  Below is an example of one that I tied shortly after the clinic.
Hook – TMC 200R 14-18
Thread – Yellow 70
Body – Yellow thread wrapped with micro tubing
Hot Spot – Red Flash
Underwing – SLF dubbing in sand
Overwing – Bleached yearling elk
Thorax – Yellow SLF Dubbing with yellow hackle


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