How to Tie: The SUPER Chub – Spicy Chubby Chernobyl

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Fly Fish Food gives us a great tutorial on how to tie the SUPER Chub: Spicy Chubby Chernobyl.

Learn About This Fly:

Difficulty: Intermediate

The Spicy Chubby Chernobyl is a new staple for summer dry fly fishing. Whether you are trying to imitate a fluttering salmon fly or a grasshopper splashing down from the riverbank, this fly is as versatile as they come. From small streams to larger tailwaters, trout will aggressively breach the surface to inhale this fly.

The evolution of fly tying has bestowed on anglers a fully synthetic based fly that not even Poseidon himself could drown. By changing the color of the dubbing, foam, or both, you will be able to imitate a wide variety of larger adult insects or terrestrials on the water. Utilizing foam for the back and wings provides tremendous buoyancy, allowing this fly to ride graciously on the surface while supporting heavier nymphs with ease, especially once paired with a strong floatant such as Fly Agra.

Implementing the Spicy Chubby Chernobyl in a dry dropper rig is one of the most effective and exciting ways to target trout in the summer months. With summer flows typically being lower, this is a very efficient way to cover the entire water column. Replace those indicators this summer with a Spicy Chubby Chernobyl and you will find yourself grinning ear to ear more than ever on the water.


Now you know how to tie the SUPER Chub: Spicy Chubby Chernobyl.

Video and ingredients courtesy of Fly Fish Food.

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