Classic flies always work there is no doubt. But sometimes, when we fish on rivers with high fishing pressure it is better if we use new flies. Personally I love to use classic flies but in these situations i tie slightly variations like this one presented.
- strong hook in size 10-14
- tungsten bead in any color you like
- tail from guard fur ( squirrel for small flies and hare for big flies )
- ribbing made of tinsel
- body made of light olive-Argentinian hare fur
- thorax made of brown and black -Argentinian hare fur
- hot spot made of orange thread
Nothing new under the sun: hare fur, ribbing, bead and hot spot: the complete recipe for success. But this combination of colors ( yellow-olive with brown and black) is a winner for trout fishing. And I’m referring at late Spring and early Summer
In this case I came with a Argentinian fur instead of my classic spiky dubbing because I noticed that in super fast flowing parts a super spiky fly works better. Maybe because is super buggy or maybe because the texture and fibers are working better under the strong water currents. I do not know but I certainly know that they are more effective 🙂
May 11, 2020
I think it’s really deadly in size 16 for late spring and summer; well mixed materials compliments Lucian.
May 12, 2020
Grazie Emanuele, molto gentile come sempre 🙂