The little Chubby Trico was the result of trial and error early in the 1970's. Hardly anyone fished or even knew what Tricos were at that time. Here in the Midwest the diminutive Trico is a staple from late June through September and beyond. Generally the spinner fall is the most reliable and predictable anywhere in the county and I first tied this pattern over 40 years ago to give me good visibility, floatation and durability. I also wanted a realistic body silhouette for a Trico, something most rising trout seem to prefer. Tricos tend to be somewhat "chubby" up front. The wings on this pattern have an ever so slight "V" to them so that one side or the other tips up a bit allowing the angler to track the fly amongst sometimes thousands of spinners.