Love Convertibles but with the soaring cost of floatant, I'm looking for alternate ways to keep them on top. A bit more foam should do it; using a single strip simplifies the process, not that this is a complicated fly. Change colors to suit your needs.
hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tails - moose body hair
body - 1mm foam orange
wing - Congo Hair white
legs - medium rubber brown
hackle - brown/grizzly
mash barb, attach the thread and wrap back to point above barb
clean/stack a clump of moose hair, measure for length (little less than hook shank) and tie in
trim butts, smooth with thread wraps
take a wrap behind/under the tail, come around, up and over to help lock/tilt
take a strip of foam (hook gap width) and cut it in half lengthwise for about 2"