This fly really should be sorted under Attractors, but it works only when fishing on midge hatches. A buggy look with bling. Combine it with the Grayling Palmer and you’ll have yourself a Brazilian carnival.


Hard core traditionalists in Europe take pride in never to fish with attractors. Personally I don’t care. Even though I enjoy good imitation the most, I do use attractor flies. This is one of the pattern I use in lakes, in the evening and if the water is muddy.

The rib makes sure it sinks and if fished as a dropper careful hand twists creates interesting movements on the fly.

A lot of bug effects and bling on this one.


Hook: TMC 102Y – sizes 16-20
Thread: Benecchi 12/0 Black
Tail: Black cock hackle barbs
Abdomen: Peacock herl
Rib: Thin red wire
Gills: Red tinsel
Legs: Black cock hackle barbs

Materials are listed in order of tying.

Fishing Tips

Fished wet and just under the surface film. Can be fished alone, or preferably on a New Zeeland set-up with one or to Vivelid Buzzers as dropper flies. Dead drift in rivers otherwise very carefully retrieved (hand twists)