Detached Olive, Halford
Shell Fly, Berners
Casual Dress Nymph English 《fly》
American nymph fly. A fly pattern made in 1960 by Polly Rosborough who lived in Chiloquin, Oregon. He mentioned that it catches any fish well including trout, bass, and panfish. Especially it catches panfish too well to be true. Rosborough described a group of flies calling "food nymph" in his book "Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs" (1965). Although they are not a real imitation of a specific insect or an animal, they mimic a living thing and prove effective in catching fish. Casual dress is one of the food nymphs.
This fly pattern seems to represent and to have realized his fuzzy nymph theory. It is a wooly looking fly that uses plenty of muskrat fur, and may give the impression that it had been made in jest.
Hellekson once asked his teacher Rosborough what caused him to make this pattern. However, his answer was so foolish that Hellekson could not believe it. (Hellekson, "Fish Flies", 1995).
hook: Mustad AC80050BR, TMC 200R, # 4 - 10
tail: guard hair + underfur taken from the back of muskrat, thick and short
body: guard hair + underfur taken from the back of muskrat, taper strongly, pick out fully look ragged
collar: guard hair + underfur taken from the back of muskrat to cover front one
third of the body (Hellekson recommends to use belly fur instead of back
fur) head: black ostrich herl
Illustration inserted Figure at the upper left of fly 5
【Reference】Tying and fishing the fuzzy nymphs, 1988 (1965). Fish flies, 1995.
→Polly Rosborough, fuzzy, food nymph