The original Higa’s S.O.S. fly pattern has long been a staple in my fly box and has proven itself to be a dynamic fly that seems to work just about everywhere. With many fly patterns I like to make small variations to use up different materials that I have or to meet a need that I have for a particular creek. This variation of Higa’s S.O.S. makes for the perfect dropper here on our AZ creeks and is extremely quick and easy to tie.
Hook – any size caddis style hook
Bead – to match wire
Thread – UTC70
Tail – Gambel’s quail
Wire – size small
Wingcase – Danville 4 strand Rayon
Thorax – Haretron Dubbin to match