Invicta Flies - Moclop
Depending on the size and the proportions, this can do well as a midge or caddis larva or pupa. Has produced a number of stocked rainbows when dead drifted in slowly flowing waters.
Hook: Mustad 3906B, #16-18
Thread: Danville's Prewaxed 6/0, black
Tail: small, short tuft from pheasant aftershaft feather
Abdomen: brown turkey biot
Back: holographic flashabou
Thorax: fine back dubbing
1.) Insert hook into vise and secure thread onto shank, ending at bend.
2.) Clip a small, short section of the down-like fluff on a pheasant aftershaft feather. Tie in at bend so length is about half the hook gap.
3.) Tie in a brown turkey biot on top of the shank by the tip so the butt end curves downward. Wind thread forward to a point halfway between tip of point and eye of hook. Pull biot to the far side, then down. Continue wrapping forward, forming a ribbed abdomen. Tie off at thread and clip excess.
4.) Tie in a strip of holographic Flashabou on top of the hook, excess extending to rear of hook.
5.) Dub a thorax about twice the diameter of the abdomen, of black mink or beaver. End the thorax about one half hook eye distance behind eye.
6.) Pull Flashabou forward over thorax and tie down at thread. Clip excess.
7.) Whip finish and cement the thread wraps and biot abdomen.