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Materials List:

  • Hook: TMC 2457 #14 to #18
  • Thread: 8/0 Uni black
  • Bead: Gold
  • Weight: Lead wire
  • Body: Pheasant tail
  • Rib: Gold wire
  • Wing tuft: White para post


A fly developed here in West Yellowstone and used on the Madison River. It is a cross between a serendipity and pheasant tail. It works almost all the time, looking like a caddis larva, midge, and even during mayfly hatches. It might be the rusty color of the pheasant tail that matches so many different insects.