The Fly was described in Flies, Ties, & Techniques: A Practical Guide To Tying 50
Irresistible Flies by Charles Jardine (ISBN-10: 0-7641-3906-1) which I recommend for fly
Schabby Schulpin, from Bob Schab
Thread: Olive Monocord
Weight: Non-lead Wire (Optional)
Tail: Olive Marabou
Abdomen: Gold Braid
Wing: Olive Marabou
Overwing: Olive Deer Hair Collar
Head: Olive Deer Hair, Spun and Cut to Shape
If you want to weight this fly, place wire 1/3 of the shank length to allow you to
spin your deer hair on the front.
Tie in the tail of marabou, then a length of gold braid and wrap forward to cover
wire, leaving room for collar and wing.
Tie in another bunch of marabou over body to reach bend of hook.
Cut a bunch of deer hair and stack. Tie on shank with tips pointing back about 1/2
length of overwing and allow hair to spin to form collar.
Pack remainder of hair back to begin building head. Tie and spin additional
bunches to make compact head: Finish with whip finisher.
Trim deer hair to form bullet shap head, being careful not to cut long tips that
form the collar.
Fish this fly much as you would any other streamer pattern; let it sink to the bottom in
the current, allowing time for the deer hair to get down. Strip in a zig-zag motion,
working the rod tip from left to right to portray a minnow-like action. If this doesn't
produce a take, try 3 or 4 quick strips and then allow the fly to rest in short pauses;
allowing it to sink again. The olive pattern works outstandlingly well at the Connetquot
as well as on other streams that support scuds and sculpins.