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Tying the Fluttering Black Stonefly

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Fluttering Little Black Stonefly

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Little Black Stoneflies are one of the first major hatches on many trout streams. When on the water, the adults flutter their wings rapidly. The split CDC wing of this pattern helps mimic the fluttering wings of the adult little black stonefly. Tie this pattern in sizes 14-18. The Fluttering Little Black Stonefly can also be tied in a yellow color scheme to imitate little yellow...

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Tying the Last Chance Cripple Baetis (Blue Winged Olive)

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Last Chance Cripple Baetis

last chance cripple baetis (blue winged olive)

The Last Chance Cripple series by Rene Harrop is very effective on selective trout. This pattern can be tied to match a variety of mayfly species. We use the Baetis version with great success. Learn to tie this pattern in the video at the top of the page. Materials needed are...

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Tying the Smoke Jumper Fly

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Smoke Jumper Fly

The Smoke Jumper fly is a popular pattern on Montana’s Bighorn River. The CDC winged emerger is a great all purpose emerger for midge and mayfly hatches. The color scheme of the fly can be altered to imitate the insect you are trying to imitate. Hatches that the Smoke Jumper fly is effective at imitating are midges, Baetis, and Pale Morning Duns.

You can tie the abdomen on the Smoke Jumper with several different materials-...

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CDC Beetle

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CDC Beetle

Beetles and Ants are some of a trout’s favorite summer foods. This pattern has done me well the past couple of summers. It was my go to fly on the fish in our catch and release area. Fish that had repeatedly refused other offering would often take this fly on the first presentation. The fact that it is easy to tie is a bonus.

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CDC Bubble Wing Caddis

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CDC Bubble Wing Caddis

Here is a great fly from Oliver Edwards outstanding DVD “Essential Patterns Vol. 1”. Check out this DVD for several more cracking patterns.I tie this in a few sizes for the caddis hatches found here in the black hills. Sizes 14-16 are particularly well suited for the waters I fish. The color schemes of light brown to tan work best for the hatches I fish.

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