With cool weather comes the BWO. Covering many types of mayflies in the US we look forward to the seasons that bring these bugs to life. They bring dry fly fishing early in the spring and then again in the late fall. This Hi-Vis parachute pattern is a go to dry fly for when the hatch is in full swing. With a pink parachute post you will enjoy watching your drift rather than struggling to see where you fly lays. Throw it at some rising fish and wait for the take!
Are the fish rising? Is the hatch made up of small mayflies or midges? Put on a Parachute Adams!
The Parachute Adams is a go-to fly; most directly imitating mayflies, this classic pattern is a great midge fly as well. Not only is it easy for the fisher to see with a white or bright parachute post, but the fish love it too!
Fish this fly solo to gentle risers on still water or any river, or as a sighter with a larger dry fly in a two-fly rig.
Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers
Anyone who has fly fished for a few days knows the Pheasant tail nymph (PT). It has been around for over half a century and will fool fish forever in many different fishing situations. Created by Frank Sawyer, it is a great imitation for Mayflies and Stoneflies depending on the sizing and color variation. This pattern can be tied anywhere from 12 all the way down to 24, or beyond if you can. I fish them larger in the summer months typically in 14 – 18 and then smaller in the fall 18 – 24. Our version features a bead head as well as a flashback while omitting the legs that make it an “American version”. Fish it as your point fly in smaller variations and as your lead fly in larger sizes. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Fly: Video”
The Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail is my favorite fly! It can be fished on tailwater and freestone rivers and imitates a variety of insects. Most people would say that it is a Mayfly Nymph, but it also imitates a small stonefly or caddis as well. You primarily use it for a late spring and summer fly, because this is when the mayflies are most active. It can also be fished in a smaller size year around, even in the winter though. Continue reading “How to Tie a Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Fly: Video”