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Pattern Fat Albert
Fat Albert
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Category Terrestrials
Entered Tue, 26 Dec 2006
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Hook: TMC 5262, 2302 or 5263 #4-10.............. Thread: 140 Denier Rusty Brown.............. Body: 1/8 Foam, Tan and Brown...................... Indicator: Brightly colored McFlyFoam................. Legs: Round Rubber Legs.................................
Pattern Description
The Fat Albert comes from the vise of Brent Taylor of Kansas City, Kansas. This big fat bug came to me recently in a fly swap and it really caught my eye. I have been hearing of this pattern for a few seasons now; used as the dry in a dry/dropper rig. From the looks and construction of this fly, I can tell you the thing is gonna float like no tomorrow. There are about 9 millimeters worth of closed cell foam stacked on this fly, which makes for that magic proportion of a whole lota foam and a little bit of hook. The overall profile of the Fat Albert could imitate a hopper, stonefly adult or cicada with equal aplomb. Try this fly with black and tan foam or even orange and black for a couple different combinations sure to catch the fishes eye. It seems that Mr. Taylor was also a guide in Chile for a time, which falls right into place with this flies general characteristic of an enormous terrestrial. I have a dozen or so Fat Alberts tied up for my box and will certainly be giving them a try this next summer. Try this one for a little change of pace!