Chubby indeed! This evolved version of the Chernobyl Ant is a must for any dry fly angler. When the summer starts to warm up, out come the big bugs and the Chubby’s. A fairly simple pattern to tie and fish that will turn some heads. This is a great pattern to imitate a large variety of Stoneflies and Terrestrials. The purple version here doesn’t imitate anything directly but rather catches attention and encourages strikes.
How to fish it: Fish it solo, with a smaller dry fly trailer or when a dropper below for great success.
Chubby Chernobyl Recipe:
Hook – Tiemco 5262
Thread – Uni 6/0 Black
Underbody – UV Ice Dub Violet Dun
Main Body – 2mm Foam Black
Flash – Krystal Flash Pearl
Wing – Sparkle Emerger Yarn Cream
Legs – Buggy Nymph Legs Purple
Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Loon Razors scissors
Bobbin – Dr. Slick Ceramic Bobbin
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish
Body Cutter – River Roads Creation Chernobyl Body cutter small
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