This is a pattern that truly should be in your fly box if you’re planning to fish the sulfur hatch. Locally the sulfurs usually start hatching around the third week of May. This pattern may save the day if the trout become selective when feeding on them. Once again, for a low floating pattern, if needed, cut a v notch in the hackle from front to back. Harrop’s dubbing may be obtained from Trouthunter of Last Chance Idaho. (

Hook – Dry fly #16-18
Thread – Lt. cahill 8/0
Tail – Wood duck fibers topped with Harrop’s sulfur dubbing filaments
Body – Sulfur turkey biot
Thorax – Harrop’s sulfur dubbing
Wing – 2 or 3 white cdc feathers tied cripple style
Hackle – Cream hackle

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar