The Lime Trude - Fly of the Month
Trude flies have been around since the early 1900's when Alfred Trude first
started using them on the Henery's fork of the Snake River near Island Park,
Idaho. It's been a very popular pattern in the Jackson Hole area sine it
first won the One-Fly contest in 1986. The major reason for its popularity
is that it can be fished wet or dry.
Source: Website flyfisherman.com
Hook: TMC 100
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets
Body: Fluorescent Green Dubbing
Wing: White Calf
Step 1: Start thread behind hook eye and wrap to above hook point.
Step 2: Tie in tail material and overwrap to above hook barb. Tail
length equals hookshank length.
Step 3: Dub tapered body to 1/3 hookshank.
Step 4: Tie in wing material, butts should be cut tapered to 1
eye length behind hook eye.
Wing tips should reach to 1/2 tail.
Step 5: Tie in Hackle in front of wing and wrap forward to 1 eye
length behind hook eye. Cut off excess.
Step 6: Whip-finish a medium sized head.
Trude flies are a very effective pattern on trout streams in southwestern
Alberta and southeastern British Columbia. Depending on the size of hook,
the Lime Trude can represent a variety of insects, including grasshoppers
and caddisflies. In smaller sizes, it can also imitate lime sally stoneflies
which inhabit many of the mountain streams in British Columbia and Alberta