The Chart Baetis
A great baetis pattern to fish deep or in discolored or high/off colored water. A tungsten bead helps get rig down quick in turbulent water. I will also tie with couple other color matte beads. I like the fluorescent orange and the caddis green bead. Also try tying this fly from 16-22 hook sizes. An easy tie and very effective. Designed by Max Pavel.
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The Bubble Back Midge
Effective midge pattern especially on Colorado Rivers. Tied in sizes 18-24. Good replacement for when the classic zebra isn’t getting as many takers as you would like. Fish it like you would any other midge pupae. Get it down and be ready for the subtle midge eats. Mix and match colors to get what you want. White with a pearl krystal flash rib can make a mean mysis imitation.
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A clean fly tying area is super important when you’re trying to crank out bugs. For me, it can be tough to just tie one type of fly when I sit down at the vise for a couple of hours. Things get wild and crazy and it looks like I murdered the whole animal kingdom on my desk. I flick the light off and leave it for later… When I sit down at my bench the next time I feel unmotivated and out of sorts. Keeping a clean tying area means better tying.
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The Game Changer
The most realistic fish pattern out there. The Fish-Skull articulated spine gives the fly a super realistic swim in the water. This fly can be tied or colored to represent any fish in the water.
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Pav’s Shimmer Swimmer
Think of this fly as an improved Sparkle Minnow. Bright day, bright streamer, as the saying goes. This silvery and white baby fish imitation is sure to entice a lunker. Pounding the banks from a boat is my favorite way to fish it, however fishing it on stillwater is very effective as well. When stocked rainbows get dropped in the lake they become part of the menu for those bigger predatory fish. Swim this fly like a wounded bait fish and don’t miss the aggressive take. Designed by Max Pavel
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The most patriotic fly out there.. The Bald Eagle fly pattern is a streamer pattern fished anywhere big trout might be lurking. This searching pattern can resemble a number of things in the river from sclupins to leaches. I like to switch up the color scheme to make it even more versatile. One of my favorite combinations would be purple and peach/pink for salmon species. Swing this fly and let the stinger hook do the work.
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This fly is a searching pattern for big fish. It can be used for a wide variety of species like Trout, Northern Pike, Bass, you name it. It has long body and articulation allows for great movement in the water imitating a well fed leech or eel. It can even silhouette a baitfish in the right light because this fly will move water. Strip it, rip it, dead drift it, or swing it and your sure to draw a big fish out his den to eat. Black and red always seems to make a great match even when you’re not necessarily matching the hatch. Designed by Max Pavel
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