Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their
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This pattern was created by West Yellowstone guide Rowan Nyman to be an imitator
of defective emerging caddis. I have also had success using it as a general searcher/attractor.
The wing is tied in at the normal position.. The butts are left long as shown in
the photo. The wing itself is divided with figure wraps. The hackle is wound over
the wing tie-in bindings then clipped on the bottom making a flush floating pattern.
When wrapping the head force the zelon wing butts up to a 45 degree angle. The
upright zelon makes the fly easier to see in low light. The colors can be changed
to imitate different naturals.