The Blowtorch

Cheech - December, 2019

This pattern by Devin Olsen really doesn't need much introduction, and it's widely known as a fish catcher. Now available though Umpqua Feather Merchants, the Blowtorch has a good mix of buggy features and a bright hotspot that help getting fish to eat it. The only tweak that we made on this fly is we swapped the collar from soft hackle to a squirrel/cdc blend, but either version will fish really well in a variety of situations. To get a good dubbing blend, take a clump of squirrel dub, a clump of cdc dub, and pulse them a few times in a coffee grinder (don't overdo it!) The Blowtorch can be tied in a wider range of sizes, but most commonly from size 12-16.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Hook - 14
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Fl. Orange
  • Bead: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3.5mm
  • Tail: Glo-Brite Floss - Fl. Fire Orange #5
  • Rib: Sulky Metallic Tinsel - Opalescent (8040)
  • Body: Hends Spectra Dubbing - Peacock Green
  • Collar: Natural Furs Dubbing - Gray Squirrel
  • Collar: TroutHunter CDC Dubbing - Black
  • Alternate Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.50
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Glo-Brite Floss
Glo-Brite Floss

Glo-Brite Floss

$3.75
Sulky Metallic Tinsel
Sulky Metallic Tinsel

Sulky Metallic Tinsel

$4.75
Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook
Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

$12.95
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing

Hends Spectra Dubbing

$2.99
Natural Furs Dubbing
Natural Furs Dubbing

Natural Furs Dubbing

$2.95
TroutHunter CDC Dubbing
TroutHunter CDC Dubbing

TroutHunter CDC Dubbing

$4.00