I dont know where I would be without this fly, it is my go to pattern. It has caught fish for me all over the world in places I have been fortunate enough to fish. This is the copper tungsten bead variation. On its first outing I was guiding a young Australian Brett Haig. The fishing happened to be sensational and he asked me the name of the fly and at that time it was yet to be named. He said “let’s call it a hoover as it sucks up every fish in the stream.”
I am still fishing with Brett but the word ‘young’ no longer applies !
Hook size 10, 12, 14, 16