Funky Flex

I love me some jig hooks. They have quickly become my go-to hook on any nymph pattern (and much more). When I'm showing off jig hooks to customers at the shop many people, in tailwater Utah, have a difficult time with the smallest options being a #16 in many models. While I'm of the opinion you don't really need to go smaller than that I've become a big fan of the Dohiku jig hooks in sizes 18 and 20. These hooks are the perfect platform for my Funky Flex pattern that is a super quick sinking nymph pattern suggesting a baetis nymph.  I've had a ton of luck on this pattern fishing European style methods as well as just a dropper below my favorite hopper patterns. I think you should tie some up and try them out! They are one of my confidence patterns and don't forget to try the purple version 😉

If you don't tie you can snag some on my website

-Brandon aka Big B aka Feather Flinger

Material List
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Hook: Dohiku Hooks HDJ Jig - 18
Bead: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Brown Olive
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/32" (2.3mm)
Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium Pardo
Body: UNI Flexx - Dark Brown
Thorax: Ice Dub - Peacock Black
Soft Hackle: Nature's Spirit Starling Skin
Soft Hackle (option): Whiting 4B Hen Cape - Natural Dark Dun     

Other tools from the tutorial:
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