Local Steelhead Guru and guide, Rob Crandall shares his "Devils Candy" winter pattern.
Rob Crandall’s Devils Candy
Shank: Aqua Flies Return Eye Shank 27mm
Wire: Senyo’s Intruder Wire
Hook: #2 Gamakatsu Octopus
Eyes: Dazel Eyes 5/32 Black
Butt: Marabou, Black
Rear Flash: Flashabou, Opal, Fuchsia, Blue, and Copper
Body: Lite-Brite, Black
Shoulder: Black Arctic Fox
Front Hackle: Red Guinea and Black Marabou
Flash: Flashabou, Opal, Fuchsia, Blue, and Copper
Start by attaching the intruder wire and lead eyes to the shank.
At the butt of the fly attach a couple stacks of Marabou to form the rear stage of the fly.
Place a few pieces of flashabou on both sides of the marabou.
For the body place the lite-brite in a dubbing loop and wrap it up the shank.
Place another dubbing loop with the arctic fox right in front of the Lite-brite to form the shoulder.
Then put a few turns of red guinea in front of the fox followed by a few turns of black marabou.
Attach a few pieces of each color of flashabou around the fly.
Whip finish, glue and it’s ready to fish.