The development of this fly began with the frustration over the inability to find a decent work horse dry fly to act as a mule for a couple heavy dropper nymphs in rough water. Foam bodied hopper patterns are too big to work well all year, Elk Hair Caddis always seem to find a reason to sink and Stimulators have a knack for riding sideways and then falling apart after the third trout eats it. The low–slung abdomen of this dry fly forces it to ride correctly every time
, even when rigged without a dropper. This fly is exceptionally buoyant dry fly and just a dab of floatant keeps it riding high for hours.