This fly evolved very slowly over a number of years. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to get into some good cicada fishing you will know how crucial it is to have a good pattern. The key to this pattern is the short shank wide gape barbless hook. Fish have a tendancy to fall off long shanked hooks with a very narrow gape.
This pattern has also become a favorite dry fly for dry-dropper rigs from Patagonia to Big Sky Country.