Fly Tying an All-Fur Swimmer (Dave Hughes’ All-Fur Wet Flies)

Similar to Polly Rosborough’s Fuzzy Nymphs, Dave Hughes’ all-fur wet flies are simple and some of the most effective general nymph/wet patterns out there. You can vary the colors to match nearly any kind of underwater bug.

Hook: #10-16 1x long nymph/wet
Thread: Brown
Tail: Squirrel body fur
Body: Squirrel dubbing
Collar: Squirrel body fur, spun in a brush

This pattern can be found in Dave Hughes, “Essential Trout Flies,” 2017,

Author: Matt O