Brian Silvey is the master of the dry dropper, and the Chubby Sally is quite possibly his quintessential dry fly.
Brian Silvey is well known as a steelhead guide and angler, but he has another secret super power, trout fishing. Brian has a lot of great trout patterns that produce fish and you can find many of them in the bins here at the shop. When it comes to spring and summer on the Deschutes, his Chubby Sally is our favorite for a hopper/dropper combo. This is one of Brian's best and a favorite dry fly pattern. It's visible, floats well and can easily suspend a heavy nymph. Then there's the fact that trout just eat it!
This is a straight forward, quick tying fly. In other words, a great guide fly.
Silvey’s Chubby Sally
Hook: Daichii 1260 size12
Thread: Uni 8/0 Dk Brown
Tail: Red Spooled Antron
Body: Yellow Haretron Dubbing
Body: 2mm Yellow Foam
Legs: Fine Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs
Wing: Tan EP Fibers
We have also put together a fly tying kit that includes all of the materials
|Silvey's Chubby Sally Tying Kit|
As an added bonus we created a tying kit for Brian’s BH Caddis Pupa and his combo dry dropper kit that is both his Chubby Sally and his BH Caddis Pupa
|Silvey’s BH Caddis Pupa||Silvey’s Dry Dropper combo kit|