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  1. You need a flashy annelid pattern? Well look no further! About as flashy as it gets right here! Bright, noticeable, great for off color water, or just to make a statement! HAHA I use these as attractors. They work well like that. Then I drop a more realistic pattern behind it. They are easy and quick to tie, and quite effective. What more could you ask for? Materials used: Hook: Daiichi 1273 in size 22 Thread: Veevus 16/0 in red Body Wrap: Hot Yellow Pearl Krystal Flash Dubbing: Hairline Rabbit Dubbing in red Cement: Hard as Hull
  2. This is a fly I created specifically to fish the San Juan River during a time of the year that the water turns off color. The San Juan River, for those of you who do not know, is a tailwater. And the lake above will turn over in the winter, and turn the water of the river a bit cloudy. During this time, I find a flashy fly will work really well. Most of the year, we fish tiny midge pupa (24-28), but this time of year you can fish a little larger, since the fish are less spooked by size of fly. So this I like to tie in size 18-22 depending on needs. Here is a list of materials I used on this fly. And links to where you can purchase them online. Hook: Daiichi 1273 in size 20 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 in Black Flash: Flashabou in Red Ribbing: Micro Tubing in Clear Head Cement: Solarez "Bone Dry"
  3. Red Annelids are a very important and common food source for trout in almost every river in the world. In many rivers like my local river (The San Juan River) trout will gorge themselves on these small yet high protein worms. This means that using flies that mimic them will yield high results. The red hook is a popular hook for mimicking these red annelids. You can literally just fish the hook, without anything on it. Many guides do this because their clients loose so many flies, it makes short work of loading their boxes with annelid patterns. And it hurts less when they are lost. However, we who love to tie flies have some other options of this popular fly. Including this one, which uses some micro tubing for ribbing and a black head. Here is the list of materials I used on the fly. Hook: Daiitchi 1273 in size 20 Thread: Veevus 14/0 in black Wrap: Micro Tubing in Yellow Head Cement: Bone Dry UV Curing Resin
  4. This fly keeps getting sold out at my work. We cannot keep them in stock. They are some of the best, and most productive annelid patterns we carry. The deep ribs, and contrast with the thread and D-Rib create a super bold fly that attracts fish like crazy! It took a few tries to figure out how to tie this fly, but after I figured it out, it really isn't all that difficult. I will say, the original that we have at our work doest have the black tag at the end, but seems to get the black ribs another way. While I can tie them that way as well, they take a bit longer, and I find this way is easier and quicker. Its also just as effective. Here is a list of materials I used on the fly Hook: Umpqua U203 in size 20 Red Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 Black Thread: Danville's fly master 6/0 Ribbing: Midge sized D-Rib in Red Finishing Resin - Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
  5. Midge larve are probably the most important food source for trout. They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these. So you must make sure and always have a supply of midge larvae imitators on hand. I never fish a stream without flies like the san juan worm, zebra midge, and this little fly, the midge larvae. The simple midge larvae is a very easy fly to tie and takes just a minute or two. You can crank out a few dozen of these in an hour. They only use 2 types of materials, and are fairly inexpensive to tie up, depending on the quality of your hook. You can tie these in any size you want, but I find that 14-26 is best Hook: Umpqua U203 size 14-26 (the Daichi 1270, or mustad C53S also work well) Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 in red (Or you can go thicker or thinner for a different profile) Music: funnysong - Bensound.com
  6. Annelids and Midge larve are probably the most important food source for trout. They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these. So you must make sure and always have a supply of midge and annelid larvae imitators on hand. I never fish a stream without flies like the san juan worm, zebra midge, and this little fly, the midge ribbed annelid. The midge ribbed annelid is a very easy fly to tie and takes just a few minutes. You can crank out a dozen or more of these in an hour, and if you are really good, maybe even 20. They don't use a lot of materials, and are fairly inexpensive to tie up, depending on the quality of your hook. They are very effective as midge imitators when tied small like I am doing here on a size 20 hook. But the same concept can be applied with a nymph ribbing and a larger hook, say maybe 10-16 size. Hook: Umpqua U203 size 18-24 (the Daichi 1270, or mustad C53S also work well) Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 in red (any fine red thread will do, just make sure its strong enough to wrap tightly, and fine enough not to add bulk) Ribbing: Red vinyl ribbing - midge size Music: funnysong, ukulele - Bensound.com
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