Turks Turantula Orange
Guy Turk developed his Tarantula in 1990. George Anderson used this fly to win the Jackson Hole One-Fly Contest that year and it has since become one of the most popular attractor flies in the world.
Mr. Turks creation has all you could ask for in an attractor; wide profile, great buoyancy and visibility. The combination of readily available materials and ease of tying make this an essential western fly.
One of the best things about this pattern is its versatility. I like to fish the Tarantula dry along the bank and when it sweeps under the water at the end of the drift I let it swing on through. Once hanging directly downstream, I will start a strip retrieve, fishing the fly back to me as a streamer. One fly as a dry, wet and streamer is pretty versatile and I can clearly see how George Anderson could wreak havoc with a pattern like this.