Intro: Slump Buster
Appropriately named the "slump buster" is really a buster of slumps. This fly is so easy to tie, yet so effective! You can tie up 10-20 in an hour, and is effective for so many species of fish. Its tail moves wonderfully, the front body is wide almost like a sculpin, and its got enough weight to give some jig action. You can catch bass, crappie, small pike, many species of saltwater fish, and mostly trout. In fact, the last time I fished with this fly I caught a nice 24-25" wild brown trout on the Animas River, in Durango Colorado. This is for sure one of my go to streamers for trout fishing. Being so easy to tie, I always have a few of these in my box.
Hook: Umpqua U301 - size 10
Thread: UTC ultra thread 70 - Brown/olive
Weight: 4.8mm brass cone head
Body: UTC sparkle braid - UV Fl. chartreuse
Tail and head: Pine squirrel strips - Sculpin olive.