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Tying Tuesday: How to Tie a Chubby

August 10, 2021 By: Spencer Durrant

The Chubby Chernobyl is arguably the most well-known foam fly. It floats high, supports heavy nymphs, and is easy to see. I think it’s about as perfect a big dry fly as you can get.

This video shows a very thorough way of tying these flies. Using foam is tricky if you’re not used to it, so this video should be helpful to tiers of all skill levels.