The Fat Albert

Cheech - February 2021

The Fat Albert really needs no introduction in the fly tying world as it's been a mainstream pattern for many many years.  Developed by Brent Taylor in Missouri, it's designed to imitate almost any terrestrial bug that has a fat profile and a lot of legs.  When we were in Argentina, the Fat Albert was one of the guide favorites, and we have found that its a phenomenal fly here in the States as well.  Use it alone or as an indicator to help float a beefy tungsten nymph, this is a fly that looks way harder to tie than it really is, and it should have a healthy spot of real estate in your fly box.
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Material List
  • Hook: TMC 2302 Caddis and Terrestrials - 8
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Dark Brown
  • Body: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Brown
  • Body: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Tan
  • Wing: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - White
  • Indicator: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - UV Green
  • Legs: Life-Flex Spandex Material - Tan
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    $1.99
    Fly Tying Foam - 2mm
    Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

    Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

    $1.99
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers
    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

    EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers

    $9.49
    Barred Sexi Floss
    Barred Sexi Floss

    Barred Sexi Floss

    $3.95
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

    $3.25
    Speckled Centipede Legs
    Speckled Centipede Legs
    Speckled Centipede Legs

    Speckled Centipede Legs

    $3.50
    Spanflex
    Spanflex

    Spanflex

    $2.95
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

    $2.99
    Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
    Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

    Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

    $3.99
    Life-Flex Spandex Material
    Life-Flex Spandex Material

    Life-Flex Spandex Material

    $3.50
    Wapsi Barred Round Rubber Legs
    Wapsi Barred Round Rubber Legs

    Wapsi Barred Round Rubber Legs

    $3.25
    Buggy Nymph Legs
    Buggy Nymph Legs

    Buggy Nymph Legs

    $3.99
    Grizzly Flutter Legs
    Grizzly Flutter Legs

    Grizzly Flutter Legs

    $4.50
    Wapsi Round Rubber Legs
    Wapsi Round Rubber Legs

    Wapsi Round Rubber Legs

    $2.95
    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook
    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook

    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook

    $6.35
    Grizzly Micro Legs
    Grizzly Micro Legs

    Grizzly Micro Legs

    $4.50
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs

    Barred Rubber Legs

    $7.25
    TMC 200R Hook
    TMC 200R Hook

    TMC 200R Hook

    $29.95