Originator: Danie Erasmus
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.