Happy 2019! Today we kick off our first fly tying tutorial of the new year. Have a great day and we look forward to serving you and teaching you how to tie more flies in 2019!
Starting out on the Bighorn River the Ray Charles is a banger of a fly pattern. Most closely imitating a Sow bug this fly can also pass for a scud and even a Mysis shrimp in the right color combinations. Although it is most often tied in white this pattern can also effective in pink tan and grey variations. I tend to always keep a nice hot spot head as well, whether it is a fluorescent thread or a bright red. If you master this pattern, take a look at the soft hackle version as well as it can be just as effective.