This weeks Fly Friday is from New PRO-Team member Karsten Neben, its 'The Poodle'
A popular Japanese dry called a poodle with a western twist. My Japanese friend Hitoshi introduced me to the poodle some years back on a fishing trip. The idea behind the fly is that you can get away with a larger hook than usual as the fish focus on the separate ball/pom poms. The original is usually tied with undersized hackle traveling high up the post and on a curved hook, I took a little creative license ;)
Lashed to a Partridge SLD 14
Nanosilk 30d brick beige
Yellow para post