While this isn’t the most complicated fly, it’s a good box filler that the fish dig. Brown works great, but black and olive both work great as well. This is a solid all-around nymph for the Black Hills and beyond!
Pike tube flies are becoming more popular due to their longevity and being able to rig them up in a number of ways. This simple tie lends itself well to variation, and can be tied to mimic just about anything that swims. Chartreuse, Olive, Black, and White have been our best colors, but adjust as needed!
This pattern utilizes some of the new materials from Hareline Dubbin, and makes for a really cool baitfish pattern! Perfect for warmwater species like bass and walleye, and equally effective on trout. Tie a few up in various colors to match your local baitfish.
Ryan shows you how to tie a simple but incredibly effective pattern, the Hot Head Pine Squirrel Leech. This is one of our go to patterns on the North Platte River near Casper, Wyoming, as well as throughout the Black Hills when the water is colored. Brown, Black, and Natural are three of the most effective colors!
Buy Materials Here – Tungsten Hot Bead Pine Squirrel Leech Materials List
Hook – Daiichi 1270
Bead – Hareline Plummeting Tungsten Bead Pink Jawbreaker
Thread – 70 or 140 Denier...
Dave Gamet ties his Bug Gut Scud, which incorporates a bit of a different technique to form the legs than a traditional scud pattern. This fly is effective anywhere trout eat scuds, especially in tailwaters and spring creeks. Adjust the colors as needed!
Buy Materials Here – Bug Gut Scud Materials List
Hook – Daiichi 1120 or Tiemco 2457
Underbody – Twistons or Lighning Strike Flat Lead
Body – Kiley’s Nymph Skins
Thread – 70 Denier Danville
Legs – UV Ice Dub