I've found going to these jig hooks I loose a lot less flies, both to bushes or the bottom. I keep fishing them, but gonna need to be cut down and retied soon, or maybe rehacked. Been having good luck with hare's ears, march browns, and partridge and orange.
Got a late start and it was getting warm so I headed someplace cool
The cream nymph I run for the critter inside wasn't working, probably not many in the drift today, so I went back to the march brown.
Just 2 flies fished however I could manage today, but they both worked.
I'm going to tie up a few more of this pattern but I want to replace the bead chain eyes with lead eyes as this fly doesn't sink very fast (although the smallmouth ate the fly as it was sinking). My primary target was carp and I want the fly on the bottom.