Hi AvidMax fly tyers! Let’s start the year with learning some new pattern! It’s pretty small, but you will enjoy tying the “Jassid”!
The “Jassid” is a great tiny dry fly for technical waters. The Jassid was originally developed by Vince Marinaro and made to imitate a small leaf hopper. I believe the Jassid imitates all kinds of small little bugs found throughout late summer, such as beetles, large ants, spiders and even micro caddis. Whatever the trout think the Jassid fly is, they go crazy for it!! The Jassid is one of those flies you whip out when a fish has rejected every pattern in your fly box. You need good eyes to see the Jassid on the water. The slim profile and sparse hackle allow for this fly to sit delicately on the surface, making it VERY difficult to see. Just watch for the rise in the vicinity of the fly!!