This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly pattern is the Madam X, an attractor dry fly.

Madam X |

The original fly used a body of deer hair from the butt ends of the tail with thread spiraled through it. Many variations have been created over the years, including the one above using yellow floss.

Fish it to imitate a stonefly during the right season, or later in the summer tie it on as a grasshopper.

Doug Swisher is the one I’ve seen credited with the fly’s development in the early 1980’s on the Bitterroot River in Montana. 

Give it a try!

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