Not all spinners float on the water film. Quite often you’ll find several of the dead may flies as half or fully drowned creatures floating down the river.
This pattern was created after a night just observing how the spinners actually look on the water. Especially late in the hatch, or the morning after, you’ll find that those spent spinners are less spent than they used to be. They look like road accidents and are very often half or fully drowned.
You might think the design is to radical for your spinner fly box, but do not worry. It works very well in any spinner fall, and maybe best late in the cycle. If you’re early out fishing the day after a spinner fall, you might observe that fish still feed on spinners. Those are drowned left overs from yesterdays meal. At such situations, this pattern is perfect.
This fly is tied with a rusty turkey biot in the body and some FlyRite in the thorax. But mostly the hook I am using, does not allow for very much more than the tied-up hackle wing.
Try the pattern – I am pretty sure you’ll love it.