Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! We have our very first Tying Tuesday that falls on Christmas. We thought that this one looked like a Christmas Tree. 🙂 We hope you have a wonderful day today and enjoy this tie!
The traditional thin mint is tied with a little less work and a lot less flash. Depending on how or where you fish it, the thin mint can imitate a variety of things in the water. From small bait fish to leeches fish it how you want it. The standard thin mint is tied with olive, brown, and black as the tail, a peacock herl body, brown hackle, wire, and a gold bead. Spicing it up a little can change the way it fishes so make sure you know what’s at the end of your line.
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If you have fished the Colorado tail waters below Dillion, Taylor Park or Ruedi Reservoirs you understand the importance of Mysis. These shrimp were put into these reservoirs specifically to help the growth and population of Salmon, Trout and other aquatic species. With the release of water along comes the Mysis into the tailwaters making the fish very happy and often football shaped. This pattern created by Roy Palm in the Umpqua Feather Merchants catalog is a home run. Simple to tie yet very effective in the right places.
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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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Yet another solid pattern from the mind of Pat Dorsey, the Medallion Midge is a go to winter time midge pupa imitation. Similar to the Top Secret Midge, this pattern features a brown body with a white ribbing followed by a rust or brown colored thorax. The real difference is the wing buds and how they are imitated. On this pattern like the name suggests, it utilizes the medallion sheeting material to mimic the wing buds of an emerging midge. I like to fish this pattern deep utilizing some weight or another weighted fly to help get it down fast.
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One of the most famous and versatile streamers tied for hunting big trout and salmon. The Dolly Llama is the go to fly in Alaska. With an unlimited number of color combinations you can size this fly up or down for the water you are fishing. The big heavy conehead in the front allows for this fly to get down to fish and the articulation mixed with the flowing rabbit gives it a ton of action and movement in the water. This pattern is sure to put a heavy bend in your rod especially when fished on the swing. Go darker colors for trout and lighter brighter colors for salmon.
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After watching a Kelly Galloup video where he says he has his best fishing one fall while using this pattern, you stop and tie up a bunch! This fly one me over really quickly due to the ease of tying and the sweet profile. A light weight streamer pattern, this fly shines as a point fly in a two fly rig. Lead it with a nice heavy cone head of some sort and let this swing off the back for some big hits!
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Ever seen a purple bug? Me neither. Doesn’t matter though as purple catches fish! The main theory behind this is that purple is the last color in the light spectrum that can be seen in low light. This means when you have two flies submerged in a deep hole one natural brown and the other purple, the purple will be much more visible to the fish. With a smooth biot body and a CDC puff for the wing buds I love the way this fly looks. During the right day and time the fish will be all over it as well.
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