Today we are checking out The Lap Dance, tied by Steve Cullen. The Lap Dancer is based off a Scottish stillwater favourite, the Yellow Dancer. The Yellow Dancer is probably the most popular lure there is for stillwater fly fishing. First used in Newmills Trout Fishery in the 90's this pattern was responsible for some incredible catches on the Fishery and since then has spread across the UK providing result after result.
As for the Lap Dancer, it is tied with a darker, more richer Sunburst Yellow Tail. The bead used is also a vibrant attractive orange, this produces a natural trigger for fish. The pattern also makes use of Lite Brite in Gold creating a very bright, flashy body and just like that of a Yellow Dancer, the hackle through the body which creates a lot of disturbance as it's pulled through the water.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help.
Tail: Veniard Large Selected Marabou, Sunburst Yellow & Veniard Nano Krystal Flash, Pearl