There is a reason many call this pattern one of the most prolific fish catching flies of all time. It just plain works! This classic minnow pattern was made famous in salt water fishing, but does well in fresh water fishing situations too. The barbell eyes "swim" in the water in such a way they often illicit a strike from anything in the area of your fly.
All Umpqua flies are tied on Tiemco Hooks. These top quality Japanese hooks are tempered and forged for strength and chemically sharpened.