Scruffy Jassid – trout fishing fly
Usually after Christmas jassids will show somewhere, and in some years populations explode. Don’t be out there without this pattern in your fly box. Trout love jassids like Fiona loves chocolate! Place it 5 – 6 feet in front of a rising or feeding trout, one twitch, be ready for a hook up! The cycle appears to be seven years, and the year 2010 will be seven years since the last major jassid explosion.
Hook: size 12 – 14
Body: red seals fur
Wing case: black synthetic rafia
Hackle: olive grizzle or black