$ 2.75SKU 1048
The Brooks Sprout is an emerger that sits low on the water, with the abdomen and shuck trailing underwater and the hackle stuck in the film. The foam post remains visible on the surface. This is an effective pattern for picky trout during a hatch.
Tip: Coat only the hackle and post with floatant and rub some saliva on the shuck to help it sink and show the correct profile.
The Brooks Sprout is hard to find these days, but I've been using it for decades, particularly during mayfly hatches when I'm fishing slow, slick water. I prefer flies that stay low in the film (cripples, emergers, etc) that don't give fish much to object to. The Sprout is just deadly. The first day I got this new supply, I fished a famous pool on the Madison River during a Pink Lady hatch. Hooked an 18" rainbow that almost jumped over a logjam.