This fly has been a moneymaker this year on Spearfish Creek! Nice and heavy, and it makes a fantastic bottom fly in a Czech style rig. Adjust the colors to match your local fish, but this Hare’s Ear version works very well!
Czech Nymphing is quickly becoming one of our favorite ways to fish, partly because it’s so effective, but mostly because it’s a ton of fun! It’s a foreign way of fishing to a lot of folks we run into in the shop and out on the water, and many people don’t give it much of a thought. Czech nymphing in our opinion is the most effective and versatile way to nymph fish, especially in fast water. Here’s a short rundown of what we think you should look for when hunting for a Czech Nymph rig!
Rods – There are a plethora of...
Tying Dave’s Hot Bead Soft Backed Baetis Nymph
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Learn to tie Dave Gamet’s Hot Bead Soft Backed Baetis Nymph. This is a proven pattern here on our Black Hills trout streams and on the Bighorn River.
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Soft Backed Baetis Nymph Materials:
Hook: Tiemco 212y Size 15-21
Bead: Hareline Plummeting Tungsten Bead or Tyer’s...
The Hunchback Scud, a great scud pattern from Michael McLellan. The Hunchback Scud features a superb profile and weighted enough to get down deep. This is a relatively easy tie and it works great. The toughest part of the tying sequence is attaching the lead weight to the top of the hook shank.
Materials Link: Hunchback Scud