Eakin's Hipster Dufus - Umpqua Fly
"Giddy-up! The Hipster Dufus was designed to be a versatile bug that you can dap, flip, drag it, drop it, or bomb it on fish.
With barred wood duck feathers, and CDC, it’s a little buggy, a little flashy and has a ton of moxie.
This is my baby, my first labor of time and love. I didn’t set out to “design” a carp fly, nor did I sit down and try to tie the fly, as we know it now. This naturally naïve approach can be gold within any creative venture.
When I started tying carp flies, and learning how to build a chassis for a carp fly I was still fishing for trout quite a bit. I had become smitten with a particular free-swimming caddis pattern that absolutely crushes on our Colorado tail waters…the Banksia Bug.
I tinkered with various lift kits (thank you Jay) to balance it properly, as well as various abdomen sizes and materials. I know that when I was just starting with this pattern that I wanted it to be versatile so I could fish it from fishery to fishery, situation to situation.
It’s the first pattern I tie on when fishing new water because it covers lots of bases. The shape of the fly, the barred wood duck, the undulating CDC feather, all of it sells.
I am extremely proud of the work I’ve put in on the Dufus, and owe debt of gratitude to a carp crushing, mountain dwelling farmer."
- Daryl, Nervous Water Flies