Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WD-40s...



Looking at a few flies that I would like to add to my spring creek fly box, I went with a recommendation from Matt Grobe. These really imitate the BWO nymphs ascending to the surface. Instead of Woodduck as the wing case, we decided that we make them a flashback WD-40. Very simple but effective fly for selective trout. 

Recipe:

Hook: Curved Caddis #18-20
Tail: Woodduck flank feather
Body: Tying thread 
Ribbing: small copper wire
Wing case: pearl flash
Thorax: hare-tron dubbing


4 comments:

  1. Hi JMP.

    Would you fish this fly as a trailer behind a dry? Looks ideal for my river fishing so I'll tie up a few. Thanks Richard.

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    1. You can fish it as a trailer with a dry for sure. But you can also fish it as a trailer in a nymph set up. Had a friend fish them yesterday that way and did very well in that set up on penns creek.

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  2. Thanks JMP will give them a try this summer. Some flies just look right, and this is one of them.

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    1. Look forward to how they work out for you this summer. Thanks for reading the blog.

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