The Sno Ball Beetle is another great pattern from Dennis Collier. Dennis is simply one of the most creative tyers I know and is a pleasure to watch tie and fish with. Dennis developed this fly as a smaller more streamlined version of the popular Chernobyl Ant, for use up in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Sno Ball is a great ‘guide fly’; quick and easy to tie, durable, and super buoyant. The trout up in the Park go nuts for it and it has proven its worth on more pressured waters like the South Platte, the San Juan, and the Blue. We have also found Denny’s bug to be a killer on mountain lakes and ponds. I used this pattern on the Frying Pan earlier this summer during a heavy Baetis hatch and absolutely pounded them with it…keep this in mind, that’s all I’m gonna say.
Snoball Beetle Fly Tying Recipe:
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Hook: TMC 3769 #10-16
Thread: 3/0 Monocord, Black
Body: 3mm Black Foam (Cut With Size 10 Hopper Cutter)
Legs: Small Round Black Rubber Legs
Indicator: White Or Pink Deer Belly Hair