When one of my fly fishing sisters handed me the Fatal Attractor, I couldn't wait to give it a try. "Browns love this one!" is what she told me. The first time I tied this fly on my line, I threw it right on a smooth pool that stood between rushing waters from the mini waterfalls. On my first cast, a huge brown trout's head came up from the water and took my fly. Since then, I have fished this pattern with great success in different parts of the river when terrestrials were on the trout's menu.
HOOK: #10 dry
THREAD: 6/0 black. 6/0 red (for the head - optional)
TAIL: Red Krystal Flash
BODY: Prism Dubbing in Olive
HAIR: Elk Hair
WING: Calf body or in this case, white floating yarn
HACKLE: Grizzly Saddle
Step 1: Place thread on the top 1/3 part of the hook.
Step 2: Tie in the wing (length of the wing should be one and half times the hook gap).
Step 3: Tie down the wing material in back and in front.
Step 4: After tying down the wing material, divide it into two halves. Wrap the thread in several figure- eight formation between the two sides, then wrap the thread up each side.
Step 5: Tie in Red Krystal Flash for the tail.
Step 6: Add dubbing for the body.
Step 7: Continue dubbing right up to the wing post leaving some room to tie in the hair.
Step 8: Tie in Elk hair.
Step 9: Trim the Elk hair.
Step 10: Tie in the Grizzly Hackle.
Step 11: I am very generous with the hackle - I wrap it 5 times behind the wing post, and 3 times in front. After I whip finish the thread, I tie in a red thread to create a small head behind the hook eye. This is optional.