In this week’s episode of Tying Tuesdays, watch as Dave ties the Beadhead Water Boatman!
The Water Boatman is a staple for every lake angler fishing for trout. Not only is it overlooked and often forgot about by many anglers, but it can be tied in an almost infinite number of productive variations. Typically I like making them in earthy colors, but I also tie them with flash and fluorescent colors to make them an attractor fly. Tying them with a small tungsten bead can place the fly a little deeper whereas tying them with no extra weight can create a deadly fly for shallow water or fishing above the submerged vegetation. Strip at a moderate speed and hold on!