Chubby Chernobyl
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Although the Chernobyl is often thought of as an ant pattern, the Chubby Chernobyl makes and excellent imitation of a grasshopper. Fishing the Chubby Chernobyl as the top fly in a two fly rig makes for an excellent combination. Favorite colors are a tan or purple fun foam body.

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Hook:Dai-Riki 280 or TMC 5263 Size #12-6.
Thread:8/0 UNI Thread Tan.
Tail:Pearl Krystal Flash.
Body:Olive or Peacock Prism Dubbing
Hackle:Brown or Furnance Hackle (One size small than the hook).
Carapace:Tan 2 mm Fun Foam shaped with a scissor or a Chernobyl Foam Body Cutter.
Legs:Tan Round Medium Rubber or equivalent.
Wings:Polypropylene Floating Yarn White.

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Tying Instructions

Secure the wings by tying in half of the polypropylene in front of the tie in point and half of the polypropylene behind the tie in point. Gather the polypropylene and pull it perpendicular to the hook shank. Wrap the polypropylene as if you are forming a post for a parachute fly.

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