Whitefish Dynamite

Originator: Danie Erasmus

Year: 2003

Hook: #12 Mustad 9672

Thread: 8/0 black

Weight: 0.015 Lead wire full length of shank and wrapped back to form thorax

Bead:1/8 tungsten gold bead

Tail: Black hackle tips or pheasant tail fibres (photo shows pheasant tail)

Abdomen: Arizona simi seal dubbing Pheasant tail dubbing, or you wrap pheasantail fibres to form abdomen

Thorax: Peacock herl

Legs: Black hackle tips or pheasant tail fibres

Ribbing: Medium wine colour wire

Wingcase: Stalcups flashback -gray

Tying notes: You can cover the dorsal side of the fly with UV knot sense to make the fly last longer.

This fly is an adaptation of the beadhead flashback pheasant tail nymph. I modified this fly into the Whitefish Dynamite to fish specifically in fast flowing water for mountain whitefish (and rainbows). This fly has two key features for its success. It is heavily weighted to sink fast, and to attract the fish Stalcup's flashback is used to cover the full length of dorsal side of the fly.