This fly evolved very slowly over a number of years and I carry them in olive and black. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to get into some good cicada fishing you will know how crucial it is to have a good pattern. It doesn’t matter what you throw because the fish will eat pretty much anything as long as it is big. The key to this pattern is the short shank wide gape barbless hook. Fish have a tendency to fall off long shanked hooks with a very narrow gape.