The Pink Warrior is a color variant of Lance Egan’s Rainbow Warrior that works well as an alternative fly to the Pink Lightning Bug on Montana’s Missouri River in “pink fly season,” late November through early May. Fish it as a dropper with something heavier and larger, for example the AMEX Czech Jig I posted several weeks ago.
Hook: 1x short, 1x strong scud hook, #16-18.
Bead: 3/32″ or 5/64″ nickel brass or tungsten.
Thread #1: Hot pink 8/0.
Tail: Pink-dyed mallard flank.
Abdomen: Pearl-pink Flashabou. Either double one strand around the tying thread or use two strands.
Wingcase: Ends of Flashabou.
Thread #2: Fluorescent fire orange 8/0.
Thorax: Blend of pale pink and hot pink acrylic with hot pink UV Ice Dub, or similar multi-tone pink dubbing.
Head: Fire orange thread.