Graffam's Hustler

Cheech 4/11/21

The Hustler is a great pattern as a general use jig style nymph that can be tied as light or as heavy as you would like.  This fly originally uses offset beads to get to maximum depths (we listed the off-set beads on the recipe) but we decided to use a normal slotted bead in this video.  Available now from Umpqua in both light and dark iterations, it should be in your regular rotation for fishing!  See the link below to purchase these flies pre-tied. 

BUY PRE-TIED HUSTLERS HERE!
Material List
  • Hook: Umpqua XC400BL-BN - 14
  • Thread: Veevus Fly Tying Thread - Black - 14/0
  • Bead: Fasna Offset Tungsten Beads - 2.8 mm - Gold
  • Bead Alternate: Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads - 3.2mm - Gold
  • Bead Alternate: Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - 3.0mm - Gold
  • Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack - Dark Pardo
  • Body: Hareline Dubbin - Hare's Ear
  • Body Alternate: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing - Natural Fox
  • Rib: Sulky Metallic Tinsel - Opalescent
  • Collar: Fly Fish Food “Duck Butt” CDC - Dark Gray Dun
  • Collar Alternate: Nature's Spirit CDC - Medium Slate Dun
  • Head: Ice Dub - Peacock Black
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    $1.99
    Ice Dub
    Ice Dub
    Ice Dub

    Ice Dub

    $3.50
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

    $7.99
    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
    Arizona Diamond Dub
    Arizona Diamond Dub
    Arizona Diamond Dub
    Arizona Diamond Dub

    Arizona Diamond Dub

    $2.95
    Veevus Fly Tying Thread
    Veevus Fly Tying Thread

    Veevus Fly Tying Thread

    $3.99
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    $3.25
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    $2.99
    Nature's Spirit CDC
    Nature's Spirit CDC
    Nature's Spirit CDC

    Nature's Spirit CDC

    $3.45
    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $6.99
    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook