This pattern is nothing more than a hook, some bucktail and flash. It has many attributes, but because the fly is so light (even in large sizes) and dries with one false cast, it’s easy to throw and lands without commotion. Unlike many fly patterns, the body shape is rounded just like a baitfish. It can be tied with weight to get it down deep, sparse or with extra bucktail so it swims within inches of the surface. I’ve fished the pattern as short as 2½ inches and as long as 9 inches, and in a variety of color combinations.