Monday, August 29, 2011

Dang purty brown trout

Had to post this one. One of the prettiest browns I have ever caught. Doesn't hurt that it was a big one...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fly Tying with Hans- Sunken Trico Spinner

This is an excellent pattern by Ed Engle and can be found in his book Tying Small Flies. Fishing a sunken spinner at the tail end of a trico spinner fall will extend the hatch. Trout continue to feed on the spinners as they become water logged and begin to sink. Excellent when fished as a dropper under a dry fly.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tying the Chernobyl Ant

This is a great all around summer attractor or hopper imitation. This color scheme has been a great all purpose color for me. It seems to cover a variety of big terrestrial insects- hoppers, crickets, flying ants, and big beetles. I tie this pattern in sizes 8-14.

Trico Time

I have been tying up a bunch of new trico patterns lately. Now it is time to get back out there and give them a try. The trico hatch has been great on Rapid Creek in town.
What are your favorite trico patterns?