For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Snow's A Coming....
Good morning...bacon and fried potatoes...it's just not for breakfast. Please make the bacon crisp and likewise the potatoes. A couple of things I especially don't like are "wet" bacon and "white potatoes.
Olive silk thread makes some pretty effective fly bodies. The two patterns featured here use olive silk, suqirrel dubbed thorax and one has partridge hackle and the other woodcock.
Partridge and olive
Woodcock and olive
I love tying these flies...steelhead-salmon-trout all inclusive. While they are good for all three species I'm going to focus using them for rainbow trout. A very distant cousin to the steelhead the rainbow should take to this style of fly. While not representing any type of food that either steelhead or rainbow might find in a river, but it's that color that will draw a strike.
This simple little gray nymph has been working for me at times lately.