Posts Tagged ‘tungsten bead’

Peeking Caddis (Jig Hook)

Here is another simple, yet effective pattern.  This is a peeking caddis tungsten nymph.  I started fishing this pattern just over a year ago and it has been a great producer.  The more I have been fishing with jig hook nymphs, the more I have been liking them.  Since they ride hook point up, you can add more weight without the worry of snagging on the bottom.  Without the worry of snagging the bottom, you can really go deep with these types of nymphs while fishing the European nymphing techniques.

I originally tied this pattern up to help me imitate some mothers day caddis hatches.  This fly really works in the springtime and is a go to pattern that time of year, but I have also been using this fly as a general attractor nymph.  I have since bought some pearl core braid in other bright colors that include orange and pink, and plan to fish these colors in the upcoming winter.

Get out and fish these flies!  TIGHT LINES!

Recipe:

Hook: Jig style nymph size 14
Bead: Slotted Tungsten size 2.7-3.5mm
Body: Blend of SLF squirrel dubbing(natural, brown, black, and olive)
Legs: CDC in dubbing loop
Peeking caddis: Pearl core braid in chartreuse ( also use pink, yellow, orange, and tan) 

European Nymphing Fly Box

This is a section we are going to be working on for awhile.  Both Gilbert and I have been fishing the euro style nymphing for some time now and we have got many of our favorite patterns that we always carry with us, wherever we fish.  We are going to start highlighting each fly that we carry with us, along with the sizes and weights that will help you fish all the euro style nymphing methods, and catch many, many fish.  Most all of the nymphs have either a tungsten bead and/or lead wire so get your tungsten beads and lead wire ready!!!!!!!

Derek

Zebra Midge Medley

February is finally upon us. Trout have been keying on midges and will continue to do so. These three midges are all going to catch fish this spring, so make sure you have these variations in your fly box from sizes 18-26 and you will not be disappointed.

Recipe:
hook- scud sizes 18-26
Body: 8/0 thread in black, olive, red and other colors
rib: ultrawire
Glue: coat the entire fly with fly tyers glue for durability
For necktie zebras add a thorax of ice dubbing.

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