The Foam Arsed Blob flies (or FABs for short) first made an appearance on the competition fly fishing scene around 2008. This fly is almost a hybrid of a Booby and a Blob since the foam tail gives the buoyancy of a Booby and the Fritz body gives the appeal of the devastatingly effective Blob. These flies can be fished successfully on a variety of lines. The unique way in which we tie our FABS here at Fario Fly which sets us above the rest is that we use just the right amount of foam in the tail to ensure that whether you want to use this fly on a floater or a sinker it will do the job. In addition to this the foam tail is cut in half which eliminates the risk of the fly spinning and resulting in a tangled leader.
Without a doubt our favourite use for a FAB is to fish the washing line method with either buzzers or nymphs.
Hook- Short Shank Blob 10-8
Overall length- Approx 24mm
Body- 1/3 Flou Pink 15mm Blob fritz, 2/3 Comp Sunburst 15mm Blob Fritz.
Tail- 5mm 1/2 Pink Foam Cylinder (split)
International Comp legal- Yes