For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Here's a fly that is so easy to tie, and so effective that it should be in every fly box. The fly known to some as "pinkie"...the flies name took almost as long to come up with as it does to tie it. As you can see in the first photo the materials are minimal....hook, pink chenille, and thread. This fly has a great reputation for taking trout, especially in winter. The fly can be gussied up and tied weighted or with a bead. I prefer to fish it plain and simple. You have a choice of the length of the chenille I prefer to keep it on the short side. The tips can be burned with a lighter if one wishes.
Tie in thread and wind back to barb. Tie in a piece of chenille, a few wraps on it and then a few in front of it. Wind thread to just back of eye.
Take chenille and wrap forward to just behind eye.
Take a few thread wraps to secure chenille, whip finish and go fish.