Monday, November 15, 2010

A couple of hairballs...

 BWO Emerger
When you first start to see hatching Blue Winged Olives, switch to a BWO Emerger. When a hatch begins, fish key onto the emergers before they do the adults. Cast an emerger upstream and allow it to swing downstream, slowly working the fly to the surface.
  Hook: Orvis Curved Nymph Hook
Thread: 8/0 Olive
Body: Olive rabbit dubbing.
Ribbing: Copper wire
Tail: 3 split pheasant tail fibers
Shellback: Pheasant tail fibers
Legs: Remaining pheasant tail fibers from
shellback (hard to see in this picture).
Gills/Thorax: Aftershaft feather from a pheasant skin.

Rhyacophila Caddis Pupa
Caddis are extremely important insects on a trout stream. They are available to trout most times of the year. If a caddis dry doesn't work, a quick switch to a caddis pupa will often work.
Hook: TMC2457
Thread: Olive or black 6/0
Underbody: Caddis green dubbing
Overbody: Scudback
Ribbing: Copper wire
Legs: 6 brown biots
Thorax: black dubbing
Antennae: 2 wood duck flank fibers
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A few great fall time patterns...

Legg's BWO Emerger- A pinch of Zelon and 3 Microfibett tails creates the trailing nymphal shuck, imitating an emerging BWO.

Galloup's Zoo Cougar- One of my all time favorite streamers. If you've never fished one, you should!

Rusty Midge Emerger- Those are dryer sheets for the wings.

Rust Midge dry

No-Name streamer as of now. It's a great fall time/big fish catcher.

Legg's Giant Vinyl Rib Stone- Heavy and realistic. A real fish catcher

And of course the San Juan Worm. A fall time killer! During heavy rains, worms are flushed into the river where trout are waiting.

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Tyler Legg