Sometimes, I think that Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions gets a perverse thrill from horrifying fly-tying purists. But the one thing that you can count on is that the patterns he ties will catch fish. So you have to ask yourself: does it matter if a fly is an abominationin the eyes of those dedicated to the tradition of lashing feathers and fur to a hook, that isif it brings trout to the net? When you’re trying to win a One Fly competition, I would assume that the catching part is more important.
That said, Flagler offers clear instructions for creating this very simple pattern, which is basically a Glo Bug with a mop segment coming the rear. The humorous ending of the video suggests that he enjoys being a bit of a bad boy.
Mop ‘n’ Glo
Hook: Emerger hook (here a Dai-Riki #125), size 14.
Thread: Fluorescent orange, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Body: Mop segment.
Blood dot: Fluorescent fire orange Antron Bright Steelhead Dubbing.
Egg: Yellow Antron Bright Steelhead Dubbing.
Adhesive: Bondic UV-cure resin.
Note: Tie this in any colors you choose.