Despite the cigarette filter look, this fly works amazing when there’s craneflies around. Trout love these big bugs, and they’ll go out of their way to eat them typically. Works great both dead drifted and skittered!
Getting ready for fall Baetis hatches? Blue Winged Olive hatches are one of our major hatches in the fall, and the fish really take notices of all the little olive bugs on the water. Rapid, Castle, Spearfish, Crow, and Sand Creeks all see significant hatches of BWO’s from mid September through October typically, especially on cool and overcast days. The main portion of the hatch can last anywhere from 2-5 hours, and the...
Midges are a staple in a trout’s diet, especially throughout the winter and spring. This is a simple tie that catches a lot of trout! Tie a few in different colors and sizes to match your local midge hatch.
The Griffith’s Gnat is a staple in the trout fisherman’s fly box, and for good reason! This is one of the best dry flies for wintertime midge hatches, and it’s a relatively easy tie. Some of the new colors of Nature’s Spirit dyed peacock will give you an interesting variation as well. Be sure to have a few in your box!