Foam Creeper-Phil Rowley Fly Fishing

Published on Feb 06, 2019 by

Foam Creeper

Hook: Daiichi 1120 #8-#6
Thread: MFC 6/0, or UTC 140, Olive
Body: MFC Furry Foam Body, Tan/Olive
Legs: MFC Barred Sexi-Floss
Thorax: Arizona Synthetic Peacock
Head: 2mm Sheet Foam, Tan or Olive

This pattern is intended to imitate the ‘Darner’ clan of dragonflies. Nymphs from this clan are fierce aggressive predators that stalk the underwater landscape like a cat. Rocks, weed beds, sunken timber and debris are favored dragon nymph haunts, typically unfriendly places to present a fly.

Using a fast sinking type VII line coupled with a short 4′-6′ leader, the buoyant nature of the Foam Creeper allows you to explore dragonfly nymph habitat with minimal hang-ups. Be sure to hang on when fishing dragon nymph imitations such as the Foam Creeper as the takes are typically savage.

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Material & Product Sources
Daiichi 1120 Curved Scud Hook:
MFC 6/0 Tying Thread:
Arizona Synthetic Peacock:
2MM Sheet Foam, Olive:
Speckled Sexi Floss:
Regal Vise:
Dr. Slick Scissors:
Dr. Slick Whip Finisher:
Dr. Slick Bodkin:
Rite Ceramic Bobbin:

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