Finding a fly pattern that will work in a bunch of different situations is like finding the Holy Grail, as it takes a lot of guesswork out of the fishing process. Instead of digging through five different imitations of the same bug, you simply throw on the all-purpose pattern. The Swiss Army Sulphur is just such a fly. It’s buggy enough to imitate emergers, duns, cripples, and spinners. The latest video from Tightline Productions, shot in glorious 4K resolution, walks you through the steps for creating the pattern, in which Tim Flagler shows you how to prepare and wrap a turkey biot and make a cool dubbing loop.
Swiss Army Sulphur
Hook: Standard dry-fly hook (here, a Dai-Riki #300), sizes 14-18.
Thread: Wood duck, yellow, or light brown, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Tail: Wood-duck flank-feather fibers.
Abdomen: Yellow turkey biot.
Wings: Cream Sparkle Organza.
Thorax: Yellow rabbit-fur dubbing.
Head: Tying thread.
Tools: Dubbing wax, bodkin.