Trout Crack

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Origin

The pattern originated with John Wilson, an excellent guide on the White River system.  Checkout John's web site by going to Fly Fishing Arkansas.


Materials

Hook:
#16 Tiemco 2457
Thread:
.006 smoke mono (or clear)
Dubbing:
Sand Prism #144
Carapace:
Small D-Rib dark brown
Ribbing:
.006 smoke mono (or clear)


Tying Instructions

  1. Mount hook and jam knot the mono.
  2. Wind the mono back to tail.
  3. Dub the mono lightly - very lightly - and dubbing to the eye.
  4. Attach the D-Rib at the front with three wraps.
  5. Holding the D-Rib over the top of the shank, wind the mono back over the D-Rib to hold it atop of the shank and form the rib - about six wraps.
  6. Tie in at the tail.
  7. Whip finish at the tail and trim.

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Variations

Other colors of dubbing can be used to create this scud pattern.  Tan and olive-gray along with a change of the D-Rib color make excellent patterns.Fish using a long leader (12 - 14 foot) and a 6X tippet.  Split shot should be placed 8 to 10 inches above the fly and fished with an indicator.



Fishing Techniques

Fish using a long leader (12 - 14 foot) and a 6X tippet.  Split shot should be placed 8 to 10 inches above the fly and fished with an indicator.