Attractor patterns occupy a special spot in my heart—I love flies that are versatile and might represent any number of buggy possibilities, but no one bug in particular.
Such is the case with the Last Walt’s, a fly Tim Flagler ties in the video below.
As he notes, this bug doesn’t match anything specific, but might be a good imitation of a scud or a freshwater shrimp, especially in a tailwater situation. It’s a good searching pattern when you’re not sure what the fish are after. Bonus: It’s not a very tough fly to tie, so it’s worth a shot. Give it a try, and see if it won’t work for you.