Boat Anchor Scud
Fishing the Bighorn or other western tailwater? Hate using split shot? Use the Boat Anchor scud fly pattern in place of weight and save yourself the trouble of digging for split shot or untangling rigs. The trout dig it. Caught some of the biggest fish of the past trip on this fly.
Ultra Violet Nymph Fly Tying Video
Based on nymphs from Czech fly tiers, the Ultra Violet Nymph is a very effective fly fished in the European or American styles of nymphing. It is also very effective fished as a dropper from a dry fly. This pattern works well to imitate mayfly nymphs as they rise through the water column on their way to the surface.
Tie in Black, Olive, Yellow, Red, or Brown
Bottom Tickler Tungsten Jig Fly
The Bottom Tickler Tungsten Jig Fly is a Czech-Eastern European style jig fly. This color scheme of tungsten jig is tremendously effective. Fish this fly as the bottom fly on a two fly rig, with a lighter nymph or soft hackle above it. I have had great luck with a small soft hackle on a dropper tag fished above this fly. Fish a larger heavier jig in faster or deeper water to get down faster.
- Hook: Umpqua C400BL Size 10-16 ...
Chewee Caddis Larva Pattern
Chewee skin is a great material for adding realistic bodies to fly patterns. In this video UV Chewee skin is used to create a simple to tie, but realistic looking caddis larva pattern.
- Hook: Umpqua C300BL Size 10-14
- Bead: Tungsten Bead
- Thread: UTC 70 Denier
- Tail:Natural CDC
- Abdomen: Caddis Green UV Chewee Skin
- Thorax: Black Hareline Dubbin
Bloodworms are extremely effective flies. They work well year round on most trout streams I fish. In the winter and spring months they account for a good share of the trout I catch. This simple to tie bloodworm works well in a czech nymphing rig.
- Hook: Umpqua C300bl Size 8-14
- Weight:Lead Tape
- Thread: Wapsi Ultra Thread 140 Denier Red
- Body:Red UV Chewee Skin