I don’t know if I have a particularly hard time seeing my flies on the water, or if it’s something everyone struggles with, but I plotted and pondered and came up with this: the most obnoxious fly I now tie.
It’s a Double Parachute Adams with purple dubbing. Because of the double parachute, it nearly always lands up on the water. I’ve only used this fly a few times, and I’m not completely sold on it yet. The plus side? It is visible. From space.