HOOK: 1X Fine, 2X Short, Turned down eye; scud or caddis pupa style. TMC 2487 or equivalent, size 16-20
THREAD: Olive 8/0
TAIL: Bronze barred mallard flank
THORAX: Dubbed gray muscrat
WINCASE: Tail material pulled over the thorax
A simple pattern for imitating small critters such as midge larva.
Vary thread color to match nymphs/larva prevalent in the stream or lake.
Streams--Use trout indicator or tight line presentation to dead-drift fly near the bottom; or use as a dropper from a large dry fly.
Keep it thin.
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