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Notes: The Chubby Chernobyl often represents stoneflies and grasshoppers. It can be tied with numerous colorations and sizes to also represent crickets, cicada, and caddis. Black/Tan is a good color for the Hopper. Orange for the salmonfly; Gold or Tan for the Golden Stones, and Olive for the Skwala. Often tied in sizes 6-12 to represent large stoneflies and grasshoppers, it can also be tied down to size 16 to represent Yellow Sallies and Caddis. Originally, the pattern came from the Chernobyl Ant which as designed in the 1980's and morphed into the Chubby Chernobyl twenty years later mostly in the Tan and Gold colors. Idylwilde Flies of Portland, Or., modified the pattern by replacing the foam wings with fluffed Poly Yarn wings for better visibility and to provide the illusion of fluttering wings. They also added numerous colors and sizes to represent a wider variety of stones and hoppers, in addition to attractor colors such as Pink and Purple. The pattern works great for supporting droppers due to the enhanced floatability of the foam deck riding on the water surface.

Variations:


Black/Tan Chubby Chernobyl

Bullethead Chubby Chernobyl


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Skwala Chubby Chernobyl
Bullethead Chubby Chernobyl


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Salmonfly Chubby Chernobyl
Bullethead Chubby Chernobyl


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Yellow Sally Chubby Chernobyl
Bullethead Chubby Chernobyl


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Chubby Chernobyl, Royal
Bullethead Chubby Chernobyl


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