The Blueberry is a fly I featured at the Denver Fly Fishing Show and was a fly I could not tie fast enough. The fly quickly gained a cult following and for good reason. The blueberry was tied late this fall in anticipation of fishing it this winter. Then earlier December I found myself inside Cheesman Canyon it was mid day the sun was blocked by the clouds. The air was crisp and cool and I had just had retied my set up and had put this fly on. First Cast into the deep pool, brought forth a very thick 19" inch rainbow. A few hours later and about a dozen more fish all on the same fly. I had lost about 5 other fish that I had either missed or broke off. I had found the perfect winter combination fly and pretty hefty one to boot. The Fly originally is a size 12 & 14 Dohiku Grub 644 Hook.
Thread: Pale Water Olive UTC 140 denier
Weight: .015 lead
Body: Tying Thread (bottom colored with Yellow permanent marker and bleeding heart brown permanent marker)
Shellback: Pearl White Magic Shrimp Foil
Rib: Fine Silver Wire/Black Sulkey another combo is UV Quill Body Fly Dk and Copper Wire. (deadly combo)
Thorax: Siman Peacock and Squirrel Tail natural mix
Bead: Steelhead Blue1/8 mm Brass (variation Montana Lucent Tungsten Blue)
Variation with Brass Steelhead Blue Bead.
Variation With Copper and UV Rib Partridge Cz Hook