The Jack Cabe was created some time ago by a Columbus area tyer by the name of — go figure — Jack Cabe.
Almost a secret fly for a number of years, this fly surfaced recently as one of the most effective patterns on the Yellowstone River drainage.
The shape and footprint of this fly covers a lot of bases, from stoneflies and hoppers to large caddis.
Because its a relatively easy pattern to tie and is so effective and visible, the Jack Cabe will be around for a long time.
Tying recipe:Hook: Standard dry in 2X or 3X long.
Tail: Red bucktail, short.
Body: Brown dubbing.
Wing: Tan bucktail.
Hackle: Brown and grizzly.