The Choker Fly
The choker is tied normally on a 3XL or 4XL straight or down eye streamer hook. I went with the jig and heavy tungsten bead to keep the fly down in fast currents. This protein-packed morsel represents a chuck of salmon flesh clumped with some eggs floating downriver in the current. This is an easy meal for big trout. Look for spots on the river where the salmon pile up and fish downriver. 0x or 1x tippet is highly recommended. Dead drift this fly under an indicator. When fishing this jig style make sure it is the last fly in your rig.
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On comes the spawn and out come the fishers that are not afraid to throw egg patterns. One thing is certain, fish eat eggs! If you are having a tough day and need to get the tug on the line and a fish in the net. Give it a shot and you will not be disappointed. This pattern can be a little tricky to get down but with a little practice and repetition you will have a box full of juicy egg patterns in no time.
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