This week's Fly Friday comes from PRO-Team member Michael McAuliffe and it's The Foam and Hackle Coffin Fly....
Hook: Partridge of Redditch H1A Size 8-10
Thread: Black Uni 6/0
Tails: 3 Moose Body Hairs
Abdomen: 1 Strip of 1/8 White Evazote Foam wrapped from the front of the shank to the bend and back up toward the eye
Thorax: 2 Strips of 1/8 Black Evazote Foam one tyed on the top and one on the bottom of the shank and fold over parted hackle toward the eye.
Wings: 2 Whiting Farms Grizzly Cape Feathers (oversized by one or two hook sizes) palmered forward and forced equally to the left and right of the shank
This pattern is designed to be fished in extra difficult conditions. This is my go to when dealing with low water, very slow flats, or fish feeding in any combination of the first two conditions coupled with brighter light. A good example is when fish are eating the previous nights spinners or the spinner fall happens an hour or two before sundown. The fly thistles down, rides flush, and leaves a very natural imprint in the surface film to fool wary Trout.