After a somewhat limited hopper fishing season, it’s finally getting good! The fish are finally looking up, and they’ve been eating hoppers on several streams with regularity. Some days any hopper will do, but some days the fish get a little pickier. We’ve come to rely on a few different patterns for terrestrial fishing success […]
Fishing’s good. Real Good. Why aren’t you here? In all seriousness, fishing has been great. Like fishing dries? There’s plenty of that. Nymphs? Lots of fish feeding subsurface for you to play with. Streamers? We’ve got good opportunities for that as well. Here’s a short breakdown of the local creeks that have been fishing good […]
The foam beetle fly pattern is easy to tie, but remains one of my top producers during the summer months. Trout love to eat beetles (and ants) that are blown into the water. I tie this pattern in sizes 12-18. Black is my best color, but i have had success with olive and brown versions.
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.
This is a soft hackled “hot spot” version of the Pheasant Tail Nymph. The addition of the soft hackle adds movement to the fly and allow it to be fished on the swing as well as dead drifted. The hot spot is optional but it definitely adds a trigger to the fly. Tie the soft hackle pheasant tail in sizes 12-20.