The Diving Sparrow

The Allen J100 BL - Jig Style

diving sparrow fly pattern jig hook
The Diving Sparrow

In the past few weeks, I've been messing around with a few different styles of small nymphs tied on the Allen J100BL. I like the hooks for their sharpness and, of course, the fact that the hook rides point-up (as I've verified in testing). The other little facet of this pattern is that it will drop (i.e. dive) pretty fast in even fast water. 

We took it out for a spin the other day and it did very well nymphing up a few nice little brown trout.
Brown trout that inhaled a Diving Sparrow
The fly is pretty fun to tie and has a few little unique features with the wing-case and the biot side-panels.

The Diving Sparrow

Underbody: .025 Lead Free Wire
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier, Hot Orange
Bead: 2.3 mm Tungsten
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Body: Arizona Synthetic Dubbing, Dark Hare's Ear with Goose Biots extended
Ribbing: UTC Ultrawire, Small, Red
Thorax: Arizona Synthetic Dubbing, Golden Olive
Wing Case: Black Thin Skin with Clear Cure Goo Hydro
Legs: Brown Goose Biots