Funky Flex

Brandon Mena - November, 2018

Ilove me some jig hooks. They have quickly become my go-to hook on any nymph pattern (and much more). When I'm showing off jig hooks to customers at the shop many people, in tailwater Utah, have a difficult time with the smallest options being a #16 in many models. While I'm of the opinion you don't really need to go smaller than that I've become a big fan of the Dohiku jig hooks in sizes 18 and 20. These hooks are the perfect platform for my Funky Flex pattern that is a super quick sinking nymph pattern suggesting a baetis nymph. I've had a ton of luck on this pattern fishing European style methods as well as just a dropper below my favorite hopper patterns. I think you should tie some up and try them out! They are one of my confidence patterns and don't forget to try the purple version 😉 If you don't tie you can snag some on my website featherflinger.com -Brandon aka Big B aka Feather Flinger

Material List
  • Hook: Dohiku Hooks HDJ Jig - 18
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Brown Olive
  • Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/32" (2.3mm)
  • Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium Pardo
  • Body: UNI Flexx - Dark Brown
  • Thorax: Ice Dub - Peacock Black
  • Soft Hackle: Nature's Spirit Starling Skin
  • Soft Hackle (option): Whiting 4B Hen Cape - Natural Dark Dun
  • Tools Used: C&F Design Hackle Pliers,
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
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
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

Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

$7.25
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

$7.00
Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
UNI Flexx
UNI Flexx

UNI Flexx

$3.25