Troy Miller “The original is on the web (google “Troy shaddie clouser” and you’ll find it). I have a newer recipe with a different tying method but gives about the same result. Quicker and more durable. The new recipe also has three or four variants that is use in different conditions/applications. I still love that fly, it was one of Clarke’s favorites. I tie them with plastic eyes to fish right under the surface (specks over the green lights) to double heavy lead eyes to fish stripers on a sinking line deep in Texoma. And any depth in between. Tied correctly, they never foul.”
Here’s the newer version that I sent to Clarke way back when. I haven’t seen Root’s Linear Llama for about 10 years now, so you can use light gray Neer Hair or Icelandic sheep, something you can find that’s long and soft. The Ice Blue Pearl Wing n’ Flash is a critical element. You’ll only catch 1/3 as many if you leave it out. The iridescence is what does it.
Let me know how they work for you. Once you get cranking, you can tie them at 90 seconds a pop…