The Chubby Chernobyl is a high floating dry fly that works in a variety of fishing situations. It seems to represent Hoppers and Stoneflies best. We have found it to fish well during the Salmon Fly Hatch on the Deschutes, Golden stonefly hatch on the Deschutes, McKenzie, Willamette, and Short Wing stonefly hatch on the McKenzie and Willamette. This Fall, Orange versions imitated October Caddis well enough that fish ate the Chubby all the way into November. It is easily our best “hopper dropper” pattern. Dipping the Chubby Chernobyl in Flyagra 2-5 hours prior to fishing it will make it float all day. Durable, visible and highly effective make the Chubby an instant hall of fame fly.
Hook: TMC 5263 #6 or 8
Thread: Veevus 8/0 Orange
Underbody: Orange 2mm Hareline Fly Foam
Body: Orange Hareline Ice Dub
Wing: Rootbeer Hareline 2mm Fly Foam, Clear-White Hareline McFlyon Yarn
Legs: Rootbeer Black Flake Hareline Crazy Legs