Pav’s Hot Spot Worm
Great fly to fish in high or murky water. I like this worm because it is a little more of an attractor than an accurate representation of the analids in the river. This fly is for sure to save the day on a guide trip. Tough meal for a fish to pass up on the dead drift!
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The San Juan Worm is a very effective fly fishing pattern, and very easy to tie. For a lot of … Continue reading How to Tie a San Juan Worm: Video
I was turned onto this concept by a father and son angler team Gary and Sammy Hoag at a Trout Unlimited meeting a few months back. They are traveling the country trying to catch all of the native species found in our great land! The Sparkle Braid Worm no doubt helps them put fish in their nets. As simple as the San Juan Worm to tie it is an awesome addition to your dirty fly box. I like to tie it in the pink color shown as well as some other red variations. This is a great fly to help hook into fish on a tough day.
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Derived from the classic Walt’s Worm, the Sexy Walt’s is a flashed up version. The original Walt’s worm was developed … Continue reading How to Tie a Sexy Walt’s Worm: Video
Don’t tell anybody you have this fly on point. Just say your hooking up on midge larva or something. They will never know but they will see you filling your net time and time again. Face it, if you were a fish eating midges or baetis all day and then saw a big fat juicy worm headed your way, you would eat it to. The Squirmy Wormy material used is an amazing fish catching material. The movement it provides in the water is unmatched by other worm imitations. Add a Firehole Outdoors Pink Bead and you have a solid pattern!
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The pig sticker is a tried and true fly pattern. This fly can be tied in a multitude of different styles and colors. In any river system your going to find worms and fish feeding on worms. Off color water, high water and after it rains is a great time to fish this fly. Works great as point fly or dropper in your nymph rig. Do not be afraid to tie this fly in larger sizes like 2/0.
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The Hybrid Carp Fly
The Hybrid is one of those carp flies you look at and you just know it will get the job done. It’s intended to replicate a worm or leech but carp don’t really seem to care because they just love it. it is simple and elegant without trying to be something it is not. the Hybrid is a basic carp fly that just plain works.
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The Woolly Worm is a classic streamer pattern mainly used for trout, bass, and bluegill. The two most popular colors are black/red and olive/red. Continue reading “Woolly Worm – Fly Tying Video Instructions”
Utilize a tungsten bead for both building the bugs profile and getting this fly deep fast, this scud variation is … Continue reading How to Tie a Swiss Straw Tungsten Scud: Video
Walking into a fly shop can often be overwhelming at times. There are so many flies, variations, and sizes. The first thought that can come to your mind is how am I supposed to know which fly to choose? When selecting a fly, many factors can play a part. Trout are weary and sometimes they just simply won’t eat. Depending on who you ask, different people will tell you it’s because it’s simply because of temperature, weather, flows or even because they only eat dropper hopper dropper rigs. Let’s throw all that out the window and stick to very simple and effective patterns that produce fish. After all, you have a chance to catch a fish on the wrong poorly tied fly with the right depth and a good drift. Continue reading “My Top 6 Simple Fly Picks For Trout”