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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

    $10.99
    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
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    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

    $3.99
    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
    Buggy Nymph Legs
    Buggy Nymph Legs
    Buggy Nymph Legs
    Buggy Nymph Legs
    Buggy Nymph Legs
    Buggy Nymph Legs

    Buggy Nymph Legs

    $4.50
    Grizzly Flutter Legs
    Grizzly Flutter Legs

    Grizzly Flutter Legs

    $4.75
    Wapsi Round Rubber Legs
    Wapsi Round Rubber Legs

    Wapsi Round Rubber Legs

    $2.95
    Grizzly Micro Legs
    Grizzly Micro Legs

    Grizzly Micro Legs

    $4.50
    TMC 200R Hook
    TMC 200R Hook

    TMC 200R Hook

    $29.95
    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook
    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook

    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook

    $6.35
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs
    Barred Rubber Legs

    Barred Rubber Legs

    $8.99