Fat Head Moth Fly

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Tied by Umpqua Feather Merchants.


A super-versatile pattern that floats well, can be fished a variety of ways, and fools trout all season long, the Fat Head Moth Fly isn’t one you want to forget about. Designed as an imitation for spruce moths, this pattern does an excellent job at matching these insects that hatch late in the summer on western rivers. But the Fat Head Moth Fly doesn’t stop there, as it also works well as a caddis imitation and even a general attractor pattern for opportunistic species like brookies and cutthroats. 


A simple construction that just looks good in the water, the Fat Head Moth Fly is tied with a ribbed dubbing body, a small trimmed deer hair head, and a split wing--this list of materials come together to provide a fly that’s effective whether you dead drift it, skate it, or skitter it upstream. This is a pattern that can be fished in larger sizes like 10, and it floats well enough to handle small, lightweight dropper flies should you want to fish multiple water columns. Whether you’re crawling along a small blue line or staring into a massive western tailwater, it’s hard to go wrong with the Fat Head Moth Fly. 


Sizes Available:

10, 12, 14


Due to the handmade nature of this product, the product you receive may vary from the photos. Please note that flies that are not individually packaged are not returnable.


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