It’s been rain, rain and more rain. Rivers are forecast to crest\flood a couple feet above even extreme levels in a few days. It’s been this way for two weeks. Typically getting alot of water is perfect for tossing big bugs but this is too much. We do need the water but spreading it out would have been nice. Given the conditions it’s been pretty much work at the bench as of late, which isn’t a bad alternative if I can’t be on the river.
Below is a video of the Fatbanger. The fly doesn’t really have an official name but is called what it is based on two flies I’ve done well on in the past. The bug as a whole looks a little like Kelly Galloup’s Fathead and the body is similar to the Headbanger designed by Rich Strolis. I sort of merged the two and ended up with this.