Bubbleback Beadhead Pheasant Tail
Oh my! This is a great emerger pattern and seems to get the fish fired up! One of our guides discovered this fly recently and we have seen very few small nymphs EVER that attract big trout from so far away! They swim out and tackle it! A small nymph! The bubble back imitates an insect that is on its way to the surface to hatch and has a bulged wing pad that is ready to bust - it is essentially a "pre-emerger". The trout recognized this weakness and vulnerability and jump on it. It is tied with a copper colored bead that looks super buggy without the flash of a traditional brass bead.