Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chubby beetle

Grayling is my fish of choice, but it is a demanding mistress. There is only a limited number of rivers in the Czech Republic that support a healthy population. None of them is close to Prague.

The time I can allocate to fishing is limited, and sometimes the choice is between coarse fishing or no fishing at all. In such times I head out to catch chub.

This little beetle fly is one of my best performing chub patterns. It has brought me a lot of dry fly action on warm summer evenings.

The tie
#16 Hanák 130BL hook
Black UNI tying thread
Tag of 4 strands of orange Glo Brite
Body of Peacock herl
Wing of white goose CDC