The Mega Moodah Poodah

Curtis - June 2021

The original Moodah Poodah has been one of our best-selling attractor dry flies over the past few years and this "Mega" version is just building on to that. I specifically chose a streamer hook for this one to help keel the fly and offset the weight of the foam up top. As a result, this fly can be used on big dry fly eaters and works equally well supporting bigger dropper flies. It keeps the butt down in the water and can imitate a bug struggling in the surface film -- one of the reasons I think this style of fly has been so effective over the years. 
And bonus: if you have Cicadas around, this same fly in a black color scheme does well imitating a cicada (as shown by the photo here from a recent trip throwing Cicadas at Strawberry reservoir here in Utah). See the recipe and video below the fish pic!

Cicada Moodah Poodah Version
Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 4
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0 - Medium Olive
  • Thread (opt): UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Olive
  • Hot Spot: Ice Dub - UV Hot Orange
  • Abdomen: Ice Dub - Olive Brown
  • Ribbing: Holographic Flashabou - Chartreuse
  • Ribbing (alt): Dyed Pearl Flashabou - 6969 - Olive
  • Under-Wing1: Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Olive
  • Under-Wing (alt): Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk - Natural
  • Under-Wing (alt): Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
  • Under-Wing2: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Quick Silver
  • Legs: Grizzly Flutter Legs - Black Barred Olive
  • Head/Body: Fly Tying Foam - 3mm - Olive
  • Indicator: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - UV Orange
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    Ice Dub
    Ice Dub
    Ice Dub

    Ice Dub

    $3.50
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

    $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
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou
    Holographic Flashabou

    Holographic Flashabou

    $6.49
    Fly Tying Foam - 3mm
    Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

    Fly Tying Foam - 3mm

    $2.25
    Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
    Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk
    Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

    Nature's Spirit Select Cow Elk

    $4.25
    Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
    Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

    Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

    $7.50
    Grizzly Flutter Legs
    Grizzly Flutter Legs

    Grizzly Flutter Legs

    $4.75
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

    $3.50
    Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips
    Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips

    Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips

    $12.95
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou
    Dyed Pearl Flashabou

    Dyed Pearl Flashabou

    $6.49