The Chubby Chernobyl is a versatile pattern that can be tied in various sizes to represent everything from golden stoneflies to terrestrials like beetles, ants and grasshoppers.
Chubby Chernobyl - Purple
Hook: 3X-long nymph hook (Dai-Riki #710), size 8, 10, or 12
Thread: Purple or black, 6/0 or 140 denier
Tail: Pearl Krystal Flash
Underbody: Black Craft Foam, 2mm (DO NOT buy this from the fly shop, go to your local craft store and buy a sheet of foam, it's WAY cheaper)
Adhesive: superglue or similar
Body: purple dubbing
Overbody: black Foam, 2mm
Legs: Round rubber legs or life flex (purple or black, or similar)
Wing: white widows web
Tools: Vice, bobbin, whip finish tool or fingers, scissors, super glue (zap-a-gap, sally hanson etc.)!