Barr’s Emerger is another fantastic emerger pattern that can be used as a mayfly or caddisfly pupa. There are a variety of modifications that can be made to this fly to adapt to the conditions that you’re fishing, but overall it’s a relatively simple fly to tie.
I’ve weighted this fly and fished it deep with a lot of success, but I’ve also fished it near the surface as a true emerger with equal success. Thanks again John Barr for being awesome at what you do.
- Hook: size 12-18 scud; TMC 2487
- Thread: 8/0 uni-thread or 70 UTC denier
- Tail: pheasant tail fibers (cut)
- Abdomen: olive squirrel dubbing
- Thorax: grey dubbing
- Wingcase: pheasant tail fibers
- Legs: pheasant tail fibers (cut)
- Set up your fly tying vise
- Fix the hook in the vise's jaw
- Push play on the video tutorial