Okay, with a name like Chicago Fly, it’s fair to ask how pattern with a Yankee name shows up in Southern Trout. Interloping northerners visiting Kentucky’s Cumberland River introduced this leech-style pattern to the waters of Dixie. Considering what the Yankees did to Richmond and Atlanta, what’s say we give them a pass on this highly effective tailwater pattern.
Hook: Tiemco 5263 size 8
Thread: Black 6/0 or 8/0
Tail: Black marabou, tied short and spiky plus 4 strips red krystal flash
Body: Black Mohair yarn or dubbed angora goat, combed into a sparse mohawk
Head: Black 1/8 Tungsten bea