This is outstanding fly when fishing early in the season. Originally designed and tied by Rob Sloane, the fur fly is effective today as it was all those years ago. The design of this fly enables it to sink slowly when sticks and tussocks are an issue and water levels high. The fur pulsates when the fly is pulled and stopped, making a wonderful frog imitation.
Whether in the western lakes, Little Pine, Bronte or any other water with shallow flats, this is often my fly of choice. Don't be surprised if the fly is also eaten "dry" as it floats after it lands.
As an additional bonus, I have also used this fly to great effect on Lake Eucumbene during low light as a middle imitation. The versatility of this fly is such that it is also a great top dropper fly when pulling wet flies from a boat or when fishing off the shore. Low slow draws with long pauses brings the best results. Barbless.