The Ugly story…

The “Ugly” was originated in 1999 at my vise one late August night, after fishing a bead head muskrat nymph that day with success, determined to make the pattern better, I added a hen grizzly hackle and aggressively roughed up the entire fly with a stiff toothbrush, the result was an ugly looking fly, thus the “Ausable Ugly”. This fly can be tied from sizes # 18 to #2 , this nymph can be presented by the following methods: dead drifted at various depths, quarter cast downstream and slowly stripped back or aggressively retrieved. The “Ugly” is representative of many different nymphs and the larger patterns will mimic small bait fish. The “Ugly” is an excellent all purpose attractor pattern nymph that can be fished all year around in moving or still water. Quoted the” Geter Done Fly” by many anglers. The “Ugly” has been fished in the Northern ADKs, Canada, Montana and other western waters, Patagonia, New Zealand and other waters across the US with outstanding results!!

Trout love the Ugly!

The Ugly works equally well on warm water fishes!