KG's SOUTH FORK SPECIAL - Fly of the Week - February 8, 2010
KG's SOUTH FORK SPECIAL
This fly was developed as a result of a combination of triggers I have found on other flies over the years. It can resemble a mayfly, a caddis or just any old bug. Once again I use chartreuse wire for the ribbing as I have had much success with this over the past several years on many of my nymph ties. I also tie this fly with a fairly fat and squatty body which may be why it appeals to caddis feeders. All I know is this is a very effective pattern, but watch out, if there are whitefish in your waters this fly seems to be like candy to them 'thus the name' South Fork Special where it is effective, too effective on the resident whitefish of that river.