Something that I used almost each day in 2 weeks of fishing this Summer in Lapland.
- Hook: Maruto D23 BL #12-18
- Thread: Black
- Body: Tobacco CDC – from Troutline
- Wing: 2 CDC feathers in natural grey or natural black
- Thorax &Legs: squirrel guard hair fibers in dubbing loop
Tying is simple, just use a feather or 2 in tobacco to make the body. If some barbs are free do not bother to catch on the hook shank. Just let them free. Fix the 2 feathers for making the wing and in dubbing loop add the guard hair from squirrel ( without underfur ). One simple trick which is also very important: when you make the fly head just keep the guard hair up to let the thorax as much as possible exposed. The fly should not look like a bullet, if will look like that will sink easy and will not skate on the water film.