On warm summer evenings as we currently have, a lot of different insects swarm an hatch, and the trouts rise to a great variety of things. In probably 95% of the time I am fishing a small around pattern, which does not immitate anything special but just looks somewhat buggy, is naturally colored and rather small. An the trouts seem to like it!
The “mohican mayfly” developped by Oliver Edwards is one of my favorites. This fly catches very well, it is almost unsinkable and holds up very well even after many hooked fish.
Mayflies are almost irresistable for trout. And that applies not only to the flying insect, but also to the larva or nymph, which is one of the biggest insect larvae…
With its 3.3mm tungsten bead and some lead wire, this nymph is heavy enough to fish even the deepest pools. And it often occurs, that the biggest grayling sit exactly down there! hook: TMC 113BLH #14 bead: tungsten pink 3,3mm tail: globrite orange abdomen: SLF […]
This small nymph works especially well when the water is murky or very cold. hook: TMC 100SP-BL #16 head: tungsten bead black 3,3mm “off-bead” abdomen: SLF Squirel Spikey Dubbing natural grey rib: copper wire thorax: hareline ice dubbing fluo shell pink tail: globrite pink
This nymph is one of my favorites for grayling in late summer and fall. It is basically a modified PT pattern….
Fishing streamers in spring often produces the biggest trouts of the season. But fishing can be difficult under the high water conditions after snowmelt and you need a pattern that dives easily and draws some attention with a strong motion and some flash/glitter. This pattern […]
This pattern, devolopped by Hans Van Klinken, is another one of those patterns that work under almost every condition! Its body lies deep in the water, and this seems to attract even the most wary fish. I exchanged the original white wing for an orange […]
During summer I sometimes struggle to tell to which of the many different insects the fish are currently rising. A pattern that ALWAYS works is this pattern created by Christian Kuchelmeister. This fly has caught a large variety of fish in difficult situations, from Slovenian […]
Here is another mayfly pattern, that I tie and use regularly. Its body is made of foam, which makes it almost unsinkable… and it catches fish! I caught some of my biggest dryfly browns on this pattern. Here is what you need: Hook Partridge Klinkhamer […]