Tying with Hans- Rusty RS2
The Rusty RS2 a take on Rim Chung’s famous pattern. The main element shared with the original RS2 is the wing style.
It is not a tough tie, but it has proved to be a good pattern for trout feeding on baetis emerging nymphs.
This has been very effective in small sizes 20-24.
Tying with Hans: CDC Midge Pupa
Midge Pupa can be an extremely important trout food. This version is a quick tie but does a good job imitating the profile of a midge pupa. It can be tied in many sizes to accommodate stillwater chironomids to the smallest midges on your local trout stream.
We fish for some extremely picky fish in our tailwater on Rapid Creek, and I am convinced that they pick up on one thing or another. It seems their color preference changes by the day. Use...
Soft Hackle Flies- Hans’ Spring Soft Hackle
This easy to tie soft hackle pattern takes early season trout feeding on midges or emerging baetis mayflies. The purple thorax seems to be a trigger...
Split Case PMD Nymph
The Split Case PMD Nymph is our favorite nymph pattern for imitating Pale Morning Dun (PMD) nymphs. The Split Case Nymph can also be used to imitate baetis/Blue Winged Olive/BWO nymphs. Change the body color of the split case nymph to a dark olive for BWO’s.
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An awesome pattern from Tier Bret Smith. Easy to tie and it catches finicky fish. Three versions are shown in this video- Antron Winged, CDC Winged, and Deer Hair Winged. This fly is one we are starting to fish again, after an unexplained hiatus. Dave Gamet reluctantly showed me the deer hair version a number of years ago and I am glad he did! This is a versatile pattern worthy enough to be every trout fishers box. The Palomino midge is commonly tied with red, black, gray, or...