Fly of the Month – Firecracker Split Back Fly


Fly, Notes and Photos by Jake Villock
Used by Permission
From the June/July 2016 newsletter

firecracker-split-backHook: TMC C200BL 12-16
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead – size to Match Hook
Rib 1: Mirage Tinsel – Small
Rib 2: Ultra Wire – Small
Body: Pheasant Tail – Yellow, Natural, Orange
Splitback: Goose Biot – Yellow, Orange
Shellback: Holo Tinsel – Black – Large
Thorax: SLF (Synthetic Living Fibers) – Nymph Thorax
Collar: SLF – Nymph Thorax

Here is a great variation of an awesome fly that I have used all over the US. After hearing about it multiple times, I decided to tie a few, and I have not been disappointed yet. This variation has been working well for me so far this season, so I figured it would be a good idea to share it with everyone!

Tying instructions and more patterns from Jake are available at: