Fly tying: The Shakey Bealy

Fall weather is on us here in the West—snowfall is slated to put an end to a brutal fire season, and the aspen leaves are turning in earnest. It's one of the best times of the year to be a fly fisherman, and it's when I start to think about visiting my favorite Western river: The Firehole.

And, thanks to Tim Flagler, I'll be fishing a new-to-me pattern—his version of the Shakey Bealy.

Shakey Bealy

This has the makings an excellent soft-hackle swinger, and I'm expecting the Firehole's browns to gobble it up. I'll be tying these for the next week or so, and I'll be sure to report back with the results. 

— Chris Hunt


said on Friday, September 15th, 2017

Looks Like a great fly, and I love to swing soft hackles.  A rainy day so I amy tie up a few. I wonder how this wouild work for Steelhead in a larger size?



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