Need a very effective fly for big trout? Look no further than the Egg Sucking Bunny Leech. While it can be fished year round it will be most effective in the spring when rainbows are running or in the fall when browns are on reds. Using the bunny strips along with the McFly foam for the Egg this pattern has the best of both worlds. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie an October Caddis Fly.
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The October caddis fly is the last chance to throw big bugs for eager trout. With winter bringing midge season soon this is definitely something to look forward to. Our version is tied with an orange body and a very full elk hair wing. This gives it a great profile on the water when trying to imitate the large wing of the October caddis and also keeps it very buoyant. Fish it on its own or on top of a dropper rig. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa.
Halloween is around the corner and it seems that everywhere you look you can’t escape the color orange. While changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and snack-sized peanut butter cups abound, for fly fisherman, the color orange presents a different appeal—one that triggers a ferocious take, the arching bend of the rod, and the screeching sound of line peeling from the reel. Everyone’s go-to fall color is universally appealing for both humans and fish alike.
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The Beadhead October Caddis Pupa, also know as the Great Autumn Sedge is a go to caddis pupae imitation. Tied with a soft hackle and segmented coloration this fly can be very effective if fished at the right time. Look for the emergence of these bugs to happen later in the day, sometime between September and November. The more leaves you see falling to the ground the better. It is also a great top fly in a tandem rig with a small midge imitation trailing. Check out another orange themed fly here, the October Caddis Fly.
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Developed by Carlie Craven, this pattern is a great midge imitation. He developed this pattern with a light body, blue ribbing and a grey collar creating a fly that is unique and will fool fish in picky situations. Our variation is a dull version tied with a dark gray body and black ribbing rather than the blue. You can also tie it in various browns and with different tints of blue wire. This is a must for any winter tailwater fishers box.