For use when the fish prefer to eat one of the flies that we anglers just call the Pale Watery. There are several flies that get clumped together under the name "Pale Watery" but you don't need lots of different flies to match the hatch. This very old fly serves well and the modification I have made to the dubbing renders it an even more effective fake of the real thing(s).
The dubbing in this variant of the original is fluorescent Sunrise Pink seal's fur.
Here's the very easy method of making the Tup's Indispensable (Variant)...
|This is a size 16 Kamasan B980 the thread is Primrose Yellow, equivalent to Pearsalls' Yellow No.4. Run on a short bed of the thread.|
|Tie in a bunch of pale Honey Dun or pale Honey cock hackle fibres to make a tail about as long as the hook shank.|
|Carry on with tight touching turns back to the start of the thread, tying in the hackle fibres as you go and trimming off any excess hackle fibres. This makes the body of the fly.|
|Dub on a very sparse amount of the Sunrise Pink fur.|
|Wind a short "thorax" over the front part of the body, leaving enough space for the hackle in front, wind a tight ribbing turn onto the thorax as you bring the thread back to the front.|
|Tie in a pale Honey Dun cock hackle as shewn with the concave side of the hackle outermost. You can use a very pale Honey hackle if Honey Dun is not available.|